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The Stakeholder Strategy by Ann Svendsen

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4A Guide to FOSTERing Stakeholder Relationships

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The nut and the screw form a perfect combination not because they are different, but because they exactly fit into each other and together can perform a function which neither could perform half or alone or any part of alone.

—Mary Parker Follett, 1940

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Today, “doing it alone” is less feasible than in the past. Our society is more complex, we are more interdependent on a local as well as a global level, and governments have fewer resources to spend on solving social problems. As one of the leading collaboration theorists, William Isaacs, says, “Thinking alone is no longer adequate. The problems ...

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