OK, in our line of work we are so used to jargon that we do not even question anymore what an MTP is, who is on the TMT, your next EPMR….the list could go on…. but in a training where you are lucky enough to sit with people who come from different backgrounds, the basic assumptions get questioned…so there was a statement that included the “S” word… “stakeholders”… most of us did not even realise it, we are so used to using and abusing the word that we do not even question what (or who) a stakeheolder is…. but one of the participants was brave enough to say…excuse me….”what is a stakeholder”…. after a few feable attempts…our trainer venutured into a “anybody who can affect or be affected by you….in simple terms anybody who can ruin your day!”
Many of us giggled….