The purpose of stakeholder analysis is to manage stakeholders more effectively. As part of Stakeholder Analysis, each stakeholder is classified based on parameters, such as Power and Influence (when you are using the Power/Influence grid), and Influence and Impact (when you are using the Influence/Impact grid). All these models use a two-dimensional approach to stakeholder classification.
In the Salience Model, three parameters are used classify stakeholders, instead of two. These parameters are: power, legitimacy, and urgency. By using these parameters, stakeholders are classified as Core, Dominant, Dependent, Dangerous, Latent, Demanding, Discretionary, and Non-stakeholders. Amongst these stakeholders, the Core, Dominant, Dependent, and Dangerous stakeholders require special attention. To understand the basics of the Salience Model and learn each type of stakeholder within this model, read the What is the Salience Model? article.
In the following example, let’s see if you can identify the stakeholders that require the most attention.