I’ll leave you with a quick rundown of a step-by-step process for identifying key stakeholders and how to work with the data you collect from them.
Firstly make a spreadsheet. In this spreadsheet, you will list all the various stakeholders and groups that you have found and identified both internally and externally in your organisation.
Next, prioritise the stakeholders in terms of importance, power and influence within and outside of your organisation. If you wish some sort of legend to do this then you may use the following terms for your stakeholders: Work with closely / Keep convinced / Keep informed.
These three levels are the main levels in descending priority for the majority of stakeholders.
Once you have listed and prioritised your stakeholders, start to link the various issues, problems/obstacles, objectives and goals of each group to others (if possible). Cross-reference these various points to see if there are any similarities. These parallels will be the starting for your connections and goal alignments.
When you’ve made these connections, draw out a map to visually represent your findings. Write down the various obstacles and objectives for you and your team. Having these two in a physical format will be useful for you as you will be able to return to them regularly to make sure that your gamified solution is still on track and is heading in the right direction.
If you follow this process and keep in regular contact with your key stakeholders, then your project will be a success and you will have a direct positive impact on your organisation through your gamified solution.