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Language is important – and plain, everyday language is worth spending the time to think about – and the time to find. The term “learnings” fails one of my key filter tests – “sure you could (use it), but why would you want to“? An important principle of risk communication is to Keep it Short… Read More
Debriefing – Phase 1 of DISCOVER: When recording your reflections think about your six top ideas (three “what went well” ideas and three “what went badly” ideas) in the context of how the organisation works (in terms of structure and function) – and of how well you SCANNED – ASSESSED – PLANNED – and REFINED,… Read More
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Where there is inadequate management of risk during the implementation of a project the very outcome being sought is often compromised. That is now the case with the Accord on Fire and Building Safety which was a welcome initiative following the tragic deaths of five years ago. The Government has “found itself” short on factories… Read More
The story of the “generous” Procrustes is an illustrative one. After offering hospitality to those in need, Procrustes either stretched the limbs of the short to fit his bed – or hacked those of the long, again, to fit his bed. Too often we see “guides” and “standards” parading as flexible tools – but with… Read More
Information, by inherent definition, “informs” – it reduces uncertainty. Read More
The official text of the revision of the international ISO 31000 risk management standard has been published. MAIN CHANGES 1. The document is clearer and shorter – reduced from 20 to 16 pages 2. More importance is given in creating value and decision-making 3. The principles are better integrated into the framework and the process… Read More
Good crisis management is characterised by evidenced based decision making. The underpinnings of the evidence based approach is a systematic vulnerability assessment of your services.
Freetown – a site where "informal settlements" creep up the adjacent slopes needed only the hazard of heavy rain to trigger the most recent disaster.