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Stakeholder Map Project: Using Exhibit 2-8 (page 64 in the text) as an example, develop a “stakeholder map” for a health care organization in your metropolitan area or state. The organization (for example a hospital or health care provider of some sort) can be made up by you or can be an actual organization. On this map show the important stakeholders and the impact and influence they may have on your organization.
The stakeholder map may be in the form of a diagram as shown in Exhibit 2-8. Some stakeholder maps show the relationship of the stakeholder to the organization with a plus sign (for a positive relationship) or a minus sign (for a negative relationship). However, many organizations may be both positive and negative in different circumstances.
You may want to begin by conducting an internet search for “health care stakeholder map” and looking at some other examples to help you see what is possible. Do not copy any information or forms without proper attribution. Doing so is plagiarism and grounds for failing the assignment.
As long as your map makes sense and shows some critical thinking regarding identifying all stakeholders and indicating what impact or influence they may have on the organization, they can take any form you like. Feel free to be creative. Here is a link to an explanation of how to conduct stakeholder analysis for small projects. It’s a great resource to understand the process and see the benefits of this process. Here’s the URL to cut-and-paste in case the link didn’t work for you: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_07.htm. Again, it’s not what you are doing for this assignment precisely, but it’s a helpful start to help you see how this is done and the benefits. It’s worth a few minutes of your time before you get going on the project.
As an alternative to a diagram, a simple table may be developed showing the stakeholders, general purpose or mission of the stakeholders, and the nature of the relationship of the stakeholders to the organization.
Peter M. Ginter, W. Jack Duncan, Linda E. Swayne. (2018). Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, 8th edition. John Wiley & Sons.