multiple stakeholders

An inability to negotiate effectively between competing interests leads to conflicts that stall policies and derail projects. When everyone fights to protect only their own turf, no one wins. In our complex world today,
a do-it-alone approach, whether top-down or solely at the grassroots,
no longer works.

multiple stakeholders

Meta‑Culture brings multiple stakeholders in government, civil society, and business together to engage in constructive dialogue and build consensus on contentious issues. With systems for constructive communication and dispute management in place, stakeholder relationships can work effectively.

Meta‑Culture offers both conflict prevention and conflict resolution. To prevent conflict, we help multiple stakeholders communicate better, share interests, make collaborative decisions, and prevent the exacerbation of differences.
To resolve conflict, we help stakeholders engage with and resolve disputes that have already surfaced.

Meta‑Culture provides expert third party consulting, like Dialogue Facilitation and Consensus Building, to bridge the gaps among stakeholders, both within and across sectors. Impartial and professional, Meta‑Culture consultants are not fettered by bureaucratic protocols or internal politics. We can therefore help multi-stakeholder groups move faster and with greater creativity toward decisions that all parties can support.

  • FAQs
    How will participation in a multi-stakeholder process affect my legitimacy as a leader? Will I lose credibility if I engage with stakeholders to which my own group is opposed?
    The first choice you need to make is whether to be part of the process. If your group's beliefs, ideology, or way of working are fundamentally against dialogue or collaboration, then it will be difficult for you to participate in a multi-stakeholder process.
    Once you've decided to participate, as a leader you have two responsibilities:
    1. To represent the interests of your group, giving voice to their aspirations and concerns.
    2. To participate in good faith, using your own wisdom to help move the group to where it needs to go.
    As a participant in a multi-stakeholder process, you have a unique opportunity to rise above typical adversarial behaviors - like "selling" your group's perspectives or demonizing another group - and instead develop an understanding of the perspectives, interests, and limitations of your own and other stakeholder groups.
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NGOs talk only to their funders.
Businesses talk only to each other.
And the Politicians talk only to God.