Key Stakeholders, Focus Groups and Client Teams
Whenever something’s proposed for Greenwich (or indeed the rest of London), developers these days always virtuously cite their consultations with local focus groups, client teams, stakeholders, ‘local residents’, interest groups, committees and a whole host of other unnamed people who’ve apparently had their two penn’orth on the final plans.
I find myself wondering who makes up these groups, how they’re chosen and how much say these representatives of the rest of us actually have.
So today I’m curious. Are you on any kind of focus group/committee/stakeholder’s forum or interest group? How did you get on it? Do you think you have any notice taken of you? Have you had any personal influence? Or do you feel you’re a mere fig leaf for the developer’s embarrassing parts?
I don’t necessarily need details, either of yourself or your project, it’s just a question I’m throwing out to the ether this morning.