The participation of diverse stakeholders in a matter most times involves conflict of interests. In this scenario, in order to reach consensus, negotiation might be needed. However, in order to achieve a better outcome for all those involved, people need to be aware of their position in relation to others and also to understand other’s needs and position.
Thinking about how to manage those conflicts, Dr. Eva Schiffer created the net-mapping toolbox. Net-mapping is mapping tool based in interviewed, and helps people understand, visualize, discuss and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes (Schiffer, 2007). This tool helps to determine: what actors are involved in a given network; how are they linked; how influential they are; and, what are their goals.
Here is a video that can help better understanding this tool:
This tool can be used as a way of finding common ground on highly debated…
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