Integrating a risk management system into your department or organization will be a major endeavor and while there are significant benefits to making this change, the degree of effort required should not be underestimated. Moreover, the overall workload of the organization and other major initiatives that might also be underway are major considerations when planning … Continue reading Integrating a Risk Management System into Your Organization
Once an organization’s risks are understood, it is important that appropriate action is taken to address these risks to ensure that the organization's objectives are protected or enhanced. Some risks are severe enough to require immediate action. Others can be dealt with in the short term whereas some risks require longer-term attention over months or … Continue reading WDYMB…Address Risks?
Complicated, subtle factors affect how we perceive risk and these can be exacerbated by the way we receive risk information. We refer to the ways we think about and react to risks as risk perception, and the processes for discussing risk as risk communication. Even when people are in the same or very similar situations, they … Continue reading WDYMB…Risk Perception and Risk Communication?
When we are conducting a risk assessment, we need a way to assess, grade and order risks to allow us to use this information for decision-making and to prioritize our actions. This article outlines some basic techniques that can be used for risk assessment grading and matrics. These basic examples lay the foundation for more complex sets of metrics … Continue reading Risk Assessments Grading and Metrics
The risk assessment lies at the core of risk management. Without a clear understanding of the risks faced, none of the other risk management activities can be undertaken. This is a four step process that breaks your risk assessment into manageable segments.
In the simplest of terms, risk management helps you function in the real world. Organizations are under constant assault from both anticipated and unanticipated events which threaten to derail their plans. Risk management is what helps them understand, prepare for and react to these events. The largest firms will spend thousands of hours and billions … Continue reading A Foundation for Risk Management
Risk and risk discussions are often hampered by inconsistent terminology and a high degree of subjectivity. To overcome this, we need to understand what we mean when we ask 'what is risk?'. This article lays out a concept for risk using the ISO definition - the effect of uncertainty on objectives. It breaks individual risks into … Continue reading What is Risk?