IRIS Roles: Leadership Team 

Stakeholder engagement involves individuals from throughout an organization. To facilitate using a stakeholder management system such as IRIS, we have identified three roles typically found within organizations based on standard stakeholder engagement workflows. These roles are not mutually exclusive. Depending on the size of an organization, one individual might be responsible for one or all of these functions. These roles include field personnel, information managers, and leadership. This article will focus on leadership. 



Leaders are responsible for overseeing and directing stakeholder engagement activities. They are primarily interested in IRIS to ensure: 

1) Stakeholders are being managed in a professional manner as per industry best practices. 

2) Information collected from stakeholders is used to make better business decisions. 

3) Information collected is provided to other internal or external parties to show value and transparency around the stakeholder engagement work which has been done. 

4) Their co-workers are maintaining a high level of productivity. 


Save on Project Costs by Empowering Team Members (Productivity) 

-55% time savings for editing an activity 

-27% time savings for entering an activity 

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Ensuring productivity of team members saves on project costs. A recent internal study by a Sunexo client found that by switching to IRIS their team saved on average 27% time in entering activities and 55% of their time in editing information. This means more time to promote positive relationships with stakeholders. 

Support Positive Relationships Between Stakeholders

Project leaders strive to minimize non-technical risks for projects by promoting positive relationships with stakeholders. Accountability and transparency are at the foundation of positive relationships with stakeholders. IRIS is used by project leadership to review work done by field personnel and when required, report transparently to stakeholders to demonstrate engagement efforts.


Maintain Consistency Throughout the Lifecycle 

Every organization has to deal with employee turnover. It’s a part of doing business. With IRIS you have the comfort of consistency throughout the lifecycle of a project as staff comes and goes. This applies to both the data in IRIS and the IRIS platform itself. The information does not change. The ability to freeze an activity stops any further changes to be made on that particular activity. As for the platform, IRIS is easy to use and doesn’t require extensive training. This allows new users to perform their jobs soon after they are brought onto the team. 


Show Value for Work

Showing value for the work put into engagement with Aboriginal groups, stakeholders, industries, and governments is critical to compliance and regulatory approval. IRIS does that and more. With the regular reports, you’re able to provide accountability to those groups your organization is engaging with. This puts your team in control and able to resolve issues and follow-up with stakeholder concerns in a timely fashion. 


Make Better Business Decisions

Everything that we have discussed leads to the most important job of your organization’s leadership team. That is making business decisions. IRIS makes it easy to have all the information easily accessible to whoever needs it and whenever they need it. From overall reports to individual activities and everything in between, IRIS puts stakeholder engagement at the fingertips of each member of your team. 


Using IRIS

If your organization is looking for a scalable stakeholder management platform for your field personnel, leadership team, and/or information analysts, let IRIS help you save time and work with stakeholders more efficiently. IRIS allows you to focus on what's most important: building trustworthy relationships with the community and progressing your project forward. Learn more here.

Kristen Riley