John Smith's "stake" on this case is clear: To promote the group overhaul. So far, McCarthy's description of the changes are enthusiastic and positive. For instance, Smith stated the following in the LinkedIn Blog:
"We’re all about nurturing the professional conversation, and we hope the changes to LinkedIn Groups will make it even easier for you to contribute and participate in a professional groups setting."
Cris Wildermuth is a busy professor about to move to Iowa for a new job. Managing Linked:HR takes a considerable amount of time and is a volunteer job. Ideally, Cris would like things to remain as they are. Any large overhaul means a lot of work - retraining moderators, redesigning the Moderation Manual, upgrading the Linked:HR Group Rules.
The Linked:HR Moderators and Group Leaders' "wants" are similar to Cris' - moderation is a volunteer job, and all moderators have extremely busy professional lives. The new changes could mean losses in time and productivity for the entire team.
Olivier Taupin wants Linked:HR to thrive and grow - in spite of the changes.
External vendors are interested in a platform to promote their products and services.
HR professionals are interested in professional development and networking opportunities. HR professionals want the group to be mostly dedicated to HR topics (no spam, promotional messages, or self-serving discussion items).
Note to Students: Enter here the "wants" of the key players within your case.