All-Source Stakeholder Mapping
In cases of investment, legal investigation and the establishment of a partnership or security operations that are especially sensitive, it pays to conduct a thorough stakeholder analysis. Stakeholder Mapping enables you to see how opposing interests influence the kinds of information parties around you are willing to share and who amongst them are the most relevant. This can assist you in identifying where denial or deception might be at play and help you find new profitable courses of action.
In our current highly networked society, influence is—in many cases—no longer concentrated by a handful of actors but instead is shared between many parties that may differ in expertise, opinions, and culture. Therefore, a forward-looking organisation needs to be aware of the intricate ways in which stakeholders relevant to them function and how they are related to one another. An overview of such relations can change your whole perception of a situation and, more importantly, may show that the influence of opposing parties is more significant (or lesser!) than could have been supposed at first glance.