In the contemporary business field, building eco-friendly office is a collective project embraced by most of the multinational business corporations and international companies. Stakeholders are influential actors in the implementation of any plan. Eskerod & Jepsen (2016) suggests that stakeholder might refer to an individual, organization, a group or an agency that either directly or indirectly affect the project. In this noble project, the key stakeholders include the community, the business organizations, the environmental agencies, and the government. The construction of the eco-friendly office aims to ensure that the business firm suitably plays its social responsibility successfully. The eco-friendly office will ensure conservation of the environment and prevent degradation of the natural resources. These stakeholders have a direct relationship with the project. The community is the primary people affected by poor environmental conservation. However, when the community fails to approve any project, is destined to fail. The business organizations have the social responsibility of ensuring that the community and the society benefits from their operations. Therefore, the firm is involved in the implementation of the project (Carroll & Buchholtz, 2014). The environmental agencies are the advocates of a good environment, for the eco-friendly office project to take place, environmental agencies must approve it. Finally, the government as the stakeholder of the project creates an ethical and conducive atmosphere for human habitat. Therefore, it is directly involved in the implementation of the project.
As indicated by Eskerod & Jepsen (2016), stakeholder management is an essential concept in project development. Stakeholder management refers to the critical aspect of any useful project, program or activity. Stakeholder management provides a positive relationship among the stakeholders who have a shared goal of achieving a project. In the stakeholder management, the business manager has the opportunity of identifying correct stakeholders who would ensure that the project is successful. However, some of the common challenges in stakeholder management include focusing on stakeholder priorities due to poor communication. As a project manager, I would handle such problems by implementing critically effective communication approaches. Proper communication ensures that the objectives, mission and vision statements of the project are well executed.
Figure 1: Eco-friendly office
Figure 2: Stakeholder Management Chain
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