StrategyDriven Risk Management Forum

StrategyDriven Risk Management ArticleAll organizations face a host of risks incurred during the conduct of day-to-day business operations and stakeholder interactions. These risks challenge executives and managers in so far as they can have consequentially negative impacts on the organization’s ongoing sustainability from an operational, financial, reputational, and regulatory perspective.


Risk = Probability of an adverse event’s occurrence times the severity of the event’s impact should it occur


Organization leaders seek to manager their risks’ likelihood and/or impact; identifying, assessing, and prioritizing followed by monitoring, mitigating (accepting, avoiding, minimizing, or transferring), and controlling each risk. Effective risk management optimizes the cost of risk monitoring and mitigation with the expense incurred should the event occur.

Focus of the Risk Management Forum

Materials within the risk management forum focus on those principles, best practices, and warning flags associated with the effective monitoring, mitigation, and response to both identified and unidentified – Black Swan – risks.

For detailed insight on making and managing high-risk decisions, visit StrategyDriven‘s Decision-Making Forum.

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StrategyDriven Risk Assurance Map Development AcceleratorCorporate Risk Analysis, Management, and Mitigation

We help reduce corporate risk exposure through an independent assessment of your enterprise risk programs. We can help you develop a risk profile, benchmark your risks against industry peers, identify risk management program gaps, and develop and implement a multi-year oversight program to manage your risks consistent with industry guidelines. Learn more about how we can support your implementation and upgrade efforts or contact us for a personal consultation.

StrategyDriven Risk Management Forum

StrategyDriven Risk Management ArticleAll organizations face a host of risks incurred during the conduct of day-to-day business operations and stakeholder interactions. These risks challenge executives and managers in so far as they can have consequentially negative impacts on the organization’s ongoing sustainability from an operational, financial, reputational, and regulatory perspective.


Risk = Probability of an adverse event’s occurrence times the severity of the event’s impact should it occur


Organization leaders seek to manager their risks’ likelihood and/or impact; identifying, assessing, and prioritizing followed by monitoring, mitigating (accepting, avoiding, minimizing, or transferring), and controlling each risk. Effective risk management optimizes the cost of risk monitoring and mitigation with the expense incurred should the event occur.

Focus of the Risk Management Forum

Materials within the risk management forum focus on those principles, best practices, and warning flags associated with the effective monitoring, mitigation, and response to both identified and unidentified – Black Swan – risks.

For detailed insight on making and managing high-risk decisions, visit StrategyDriven‘s Decision-Making Forum.

StrategyDriven Point of View DocumentArticles
Principles

Best Practices

Warning Flags

Resources
Whitepapers

Books


StrategyDriven Risk Assurance Map Development AcceleratorCorporate Risk Analysis, Management, and Mitigation

We help reduce corporate risk exposure through an independent assessment of your enterprise risk programs. We can help you develop a risk profile, benchmark your risks against industry peers, identify risk management program gaps, and develop and implement a multi-year oversight program to manage your risks consistent with industry guidelines. Learn more about how we can support your implementation and upgrade efforts or contact us for a personal consultation.

Risk Management Best Practice 4 – Risk Quantification

StrategyDriven Risk Management Best Practice ArticleEach organization faces a unique set of risks challenging the continuity of its operations. All risks, however, are not equal. In order for an organization’s leaders to economically manage their business’s risks, they must first understand each risk’s inherent and residual value. Failure to quantify the organization’s risks produces a less meaningful set of potentially adverse events; lacking relevance, priority, and return on investment information and often resulting in the application of either too many or too few resources applied to address these challenges.


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About the Author

Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

Recommended Resource – Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail

Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis

by Thomas Stanton

About the Book

Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail by Thomas Stanton examines the fundamental shortcomings of both public and private financial sector companies as revealed during America’s ‘Great Recession.’ Thomas focuses on the areas of management, organization, and governance; contrasting the shortcomings of companies that failed with the sound practices of comparable organizations fairing well during the economic downturn.

Thomas concludes his book by relating the financial sector’s lessons learned to businesses within other industries that have faced similarly significant challenges. The result is the revelation of sound risk management practices that can help ensure companies in any industry are prepared to recognize and effectively deal with crisis situations.

Benefits of Using this Book

StrategyDriven Contributors like Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail for its insightful examination of why some companies respond well to crisis while others simply fail. Thomas provides insight not only to the direct management, organization, and governance issues hindering crisis recognition and response but the far more elusive combinations of attributes from these three areas that stymie if not paralyze an organization. By applying the best practices presented, organization leaders can better position their organization to recognize the onset of significant challenges – key to effectively dealing with any crisis – and react in a timely manner so to prevent a catastrophic outcome. We particularly appreciated Thomas’s extension of his book’s principles to other industries including:

  • Petroleum industry
  • Mining industry
  • Natural gas distribution industry
  • Hospital / Medical industry
  • Government

This extension makes the book relevant to leaders of any organizational type.

StrategyDriven Contributors have written extensively on the topic of crisis management. We found Thomas’s principles to be highly consistent with and expounding to the crisis management best practices we endorse; making Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail a StrategyDriven recommended read.

Risk Management Best Practice 3 – Procedure Annotation and Commitment Tracking

Cataloging Commitments and Managing Risk with ProceduresMaintaining compliance with regulatory requirements, industry guidelines, and organizational commitments is the responsibility of every employee. Compliance typically occurs on a day-to-day basis through the performance of common policies, processes, and procedures. Subsequently, most organizations embed the actions necessary to achieve compliance within their instructional manuals. Ensuring these actions are both followed and remain in place over time is key to a successful compliance program.


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