Can you manage uncertainty in three straightforward steps?

Management processes should always be as simple as possible – yet as complex as is necessary.

First, clear, understandable, straightforward risk statements come out of mindful conversations about context.

Second, we assess risks – not as an academic exercise – but in order to determine whether we need to do anything about those risks. So it’s important to do that both rigorously and consistently – with strong criteria based decision making processes.

Third, effective risk treatments are also best determined by applying rigorous, consistent criteria.

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Author: John Salter Consulting Services

John Salter - owner of John Salter Consulting Services - specialising in the facilitation of risk-based capability reviews; needs-based training; business continuity planning; crisis management exercises; and organisational debriefing. Recognised for “preventing disasters, or where that is not possible, reducing the potential for harm” Ref: Barrister H Selby, Inquest Handbook, 1998. Distracted by golf, camping, fishing, reading, red wine, movies and theatre.

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