255 in 25,528,056*

We spend most of our time worrying about what

could go wrong. What if we focused our energy 

on why people lived ?

The greatest risk is to take no risk.

*Australian deaths v population from COVID-19 as of 7 August 2020

Approach

 

The risk management narrative has become a labyrinth of complexity that covers every example you can possibly think of. History tells us that risk failures are mostly attributed to things like overconfidence, personalities, group dynamics and organisational culture, yet we still focus on people as the problem to control rather than a solution to harness.

People are human, we make mistakes all the time, and this is actually a good thing! If we avoid the small mistakes, which society spends a significant amount of time trying to do, we make the large ones more severe.

 

So how do we create environments, in the words of Nassim Taleb, that are antifragile? That is, systems that increase in capability to thrive as a result of stressors, shocks, volatility, noise, mistakes, faults, attacks, or failures. The more variability you observe in a system, the less black swan prone it is. 

 

In dealing with risk, human factors will defeat procedures every time. So risk needs to be about what people do, and how they naturally behave in decision making. It needs to be about what people think is the risk, understanding their disposition towards risk and finding solutions to enhance behaviours that support objectives.

" Risk management is a human and institutional challenge. It is about habits of mind and organisational culture more than process or structure."

Michael J Mazarr - The True Character of Risk 

We know people change because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings, not because they were given endless amounts of logical data.

 

When changing behaviour towards risk and risk practice, both thinking and feeling are essential. Without risk taking we stop evolving; without risk, we stop dreaming.

Paul Chivers

Risk Advisor

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