Building on this discussion, I would also like to ask:
How many of you are routinely setting goals and objectives for stakeholder engagement at your trial sites? Is this common practice? And, if so, what have been the benefits for your research team?
In my experience, I think collective strategic planning for stakeholder engagement can take us from short-term thinking to a much longer-term perspective. Being able to distinguish and define goals, objectives, and activities can lead to better results through better decisions, identification of more opportunities, and consideration of more factors. Do you all agree?