1-A stakeholder is an individual, group, or organization who may affect, be affected by, or perceive itself to be affected by a decision, activity, or outcome of a project. Stakeholders are either directly involved in the project or have interests that may be affected by the project’s outcome. Internal stakeholders, such as the administration within the hospital, are essential to the success of any project. External stakeholders, such as suppliers and the community may depend on the success of the project and be affected by the outcome of the project (Harrison, Freeman, & Abreu, (2015).
For the success of my Capstone, internal stake holders need to be informed on the impacts that childhood obesity has and will continue to have on the healthcare system. By managing to decline childhood obesity, the end result will be a reduction in healthcare costs. The external stakeholders in this situation are the people in the community. By developing healthier habits, they can have a healthier population that has less strain on the local healthcare system which will free up more resources for the local facility.
In order to secure the support of internal and external stakeholders, the message will be the same. Educating the population through public health clinics, child care facilities, schools, and churches can have an enormous impact financially and on the lives of the children that are in the community.
Harrison, J. S., Freeman, R. E., & Abreu, Mônica C, S. (2015). Stakeholder Theory As an Ethical Approach to Effective Management: applying the theory to multiple contexts. Revista Brasileira de Gestão de Negócios, 17(55), 858-869. https://dx.doi.org/10.7819/rbgn.v17i55.2647
2-Stakeholders are some of the most important parts of any organization, they can either be internal or external stakeholders but the facility cannot exist or even work without them. This also means that it is very important to involve them in the process of any project being implement in the facility. They are very core at making decisions on what is allowed in the facility and what is not. This is because they have to determine whether that is the right use of their resources, whether it is the right direction for their facility to take (Harrison, 2016). Therefore, they have a very strong position in the facility. For this reason, one needs to gain their support in any project. Without their support, it is very likely that the project will fail. For example, without support of internal stakeholders, implementation will almost be impossible. External stakeholders will also not allow their resources to be used in the project. For this reasons it is important that one gets the stakeholders to support them.
The best way to secure their support is through first looking for evidence to support the project. The stakeholders can be easily being convinced using evidence that supports the project. For the external stakeholders, it is important that one is able to show them how they will benefit from the project. The external stakeholders will do anything that benefits them. Therefore, having evidence that they can benefit from the project is key to gaining support from them. The internal stakeholders can be convinced through showing them that the project is a part of the facility being able to achieve its mission and vision (Blackburn, Blackburn, & Williamson, 2017). The internal stakeholders work to be able to achieve the vision and mission. Therefore, being able to relate the project to the facility’s vision and mission is enough to ensure that the internal stakeholders support the project.
Blackburn, R., Blackburn, B. R., & Williamson, R. (2017). Internal and External Stakeholders. Advocacy from A to Z, 47-50. doi:10.4324/9781315647470-9
Harrison, J. S. (2016). Stakeholders. Management. doi:10.1093/obo/9780199846740-0096
3-Great post. Internal and external stakeholders are equally important for different reasons. The internal stakeholders are your cohorts that can assist you in facilitating the implementation of your evidence-based proposal. The support of your coworkers and their adoption of your initiative is what will help ensure that it remains in place long after the implementation process. External stakeholders include interested parties that benefit from the success of your project. You stated that your project reduces the incidence of maternal death. Insurance companies benefit from projects that aim at preventative measures versus tertiary as they are cost effective. A health insurance company would be interested in the success of your proposal because healthier patients equal less expenditure on their part. Either way as you pointed out communication and support are both necessary to be successful.