Jeffery David Whippo, an experienced business leadership professional, explains the community expectations of businesses. He believes that nowadays businesses are expected to be a helping force within the communities they reside, increasing the responsibility of the corporation to include society as an additional stakeholder to be accountable to.
However, according to Jeffery, there are many challenges in managing community expectations. Various economic development organizations are well versed in communicating and marketing to external businesses but lack experience in internal communications.
The challenge is to develop and ensure community involvement, buy in and ownership without lowering realistic expectations. Jeffery D Whippo comes up with the best tips to manage community expectations and develop a healthy and rewarding relationship with many stakeholders in the community.
According to Jeffery, managing community expectations is the single most important aspect of maintaining a productive and healthy work environment. He states that, Being in positions to listen to stakeholders either indirectly or directly through face-to-face meetings is one of the useful ways to understand and manage community expectations.
About Jeffery David Whippo
Jeffery David Whippo is a professional educator and developer of people, teams, and leaders. He is a well-educated professional who has attended California Coast University, Boston University, California State Polytechnic University, Community College of the Air Force, and Citrus College. He also worked as a Combat Intelligence Specialist for the USAF for almost 4 years. He contributes to a number of charitable causes including The Jimmy Fund, Junior Diabetes, Goodwill, and American Veterans.