Risk management should be inclusive. Appropriate and timely consultation and involvement of stakeholders enables their knowledge, views and perceptions to be taken into account which results in improved awareness and informed risk management and decision making. Recording and reporting provide a means of communication that facilitates the integration of risk management across organizational boundaries and… Continue reading RISK MATURITY: How to establish communication and consultation? (part 1)
While the management needs to ensure that the necessary resources are allocated to the integration of risk management into decision making and core processes, considerations of the internal and external context should apply, and in particular: People responsible for managing risk should: Have sufficient industry, business, and technical knowledge and experience Have strong facilitation, risk… Continue reading RISK MATURITY: Are necessary resources allocated to managing risk?
The ultimate goal of risk management 2 is to integrate risk analysis into decision-making processes and the overall management of the organization. Mature organizations ensure that appropriate risk assessment and decision-making techniques/tools are used, for example: The effect of uncertainty on cash flows, budgets, business plans and production forecasts may be analyzed by running Monte-Carlo… Continue reading RISK MATURITY: Choosing the most appropriate risk assessment technique
Most mature organizations have already documented their appetites for different risks to objectives. Segregation of duties, financing and deal limits, procurement criteria, investment criteria, zero tolerance to fraud or safety risks – are all examples of how organizations set risk appetites. Sometimes risk appetite is driven by legal or regulatory requirements, industry practices, sometimes by… Continue reading RISK MATURITY: How to document risk appetite
A critical component of risk management integration is including responsibility and accountability (authority, resources and competence) for managing risks into all business activities. Top management should ensure that the responsibilities and authorities for relevant roles with respect to risk management are assigned and communicated at all levels of the organization. It is quite common to… Continue reading RISK MATURITY: How to integrate risk management into roles and responsibilities
Most modern-day risk managers are familiar with developing a risk management framework or procedure documents. These documents capture risk management roles and responsibilities, outline risk management processes as well as other aspects of risk management. Risk management framework documents became so common, that nowadays they don’t require much effort to develop and there are plenty… Continue reading RISK MATURITY: How to build a risk management framework
Let me start by saying, the 2018 World Cup in Russia was without a doubt the greatest sporting event I have ever experienced. I was very fortunate to experience most of the action first hand and be a part of the amazing Australian Optus Sport TV crew. Here is a little trip down the memory… Continue reading Risk management lessons from the greatest World Cup ever
If we accept there is a cognitive bias in decision making, how can we as risk professionals account for this and help our senior executive make better bias-free decisions? Risk Academy’s Alex Sidorenko discusses. Originally published for Knowledge@StrategicRisk https://www.strategicrisk-asiapacific.com/the-knowledge/overcoming-cognitive-bias-in-senior-executives/1428016.article The earliest psychometric research was performed by psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman (who later won a Nobel… Continue reading If cognitive biases in decision making are a given, how do risk managers overcome them?
Let’s get started and make this learning experience fun. I call it the 5-week challenge. It started as a 5-day challenge, but obviously, it was impossible to implement in 5 days or even 10 days, so I renamed it 5-week challenge. Below is a series of challenges that take approximately 1 week each to help… Continue reading 5-WEEK CHALLENGE: integrating risk management into decision making
Originally written for RM GURU and posted on http://riskmanagementguru.com/competencies-risk-managers-non-financial-companies-really.html/ Here is also a short video summary of the article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqmnycKZwgg A while back I saw some discussions about competencies that risk managers should have. Some people talked about empathy and emotional intellect, others about strong communication skills and networking. And I thought to myself, what a… Continue reading What competencies should risk managers outside of banks and insurance companies really have?