The 21st century poses numerous global health challenges, such as the urgent need to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease to address the devastating healthcare, economic and social impacts that it has on society. Another clear example, affecting everyone's life, is the pressing need to develop a vaccine to combat the current pandemic. Complex challenges require complex solutions. To provide these, multi-stakeholder collaborations are critical.
Multi-stakeholder collaborations come in every shape and form: private-public partnerships vs. cross-departmental internal initiatives, long-term vs. short-term projects, multidisciplinary teams vs. experts in one field, multicultural vs. monocultural, just to name a few. One of the key factors to successfully execute a project is to establish a strong stakeholder engagement and alignment. Engaging and aligning stakeholders from the start will create a trustful, open, constructive environment where all voices can be heard, and potential issues can be more rapidly escalated and resolved.
Stakeholder engagement and alignment is one of the key skills we, Modis consultants, can offer to enable successful and efficient projects. Modis consultants can help teams define the best approach to solve complex problems in all project phases in which multiple and diverse stakeholders are involved. Our objective is to guide and steer teams towards a successful outcome in a collaborative manner. One of the tools we use in this context is the organization and facilitation of workshops.