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An event at the 2021 Paralympic Games prompted this risk professional to rethink the way society uses the term “disability.”
You wouldn’t swim in shark-infested waters because of the risk. So why do we see people willing to risk their lives by disregarding a vaccine that works?
With the 2021 Olympics inching closer, COVID-19 is still very much threatening the individuals who volunteer for the Games.
Every risk management crisis undergoes a similar set of processes. When it comes to the pandemic, many are still wondering when the crisis will actually start to dissipate.
The ability to construct a well-run risk management program does not matter on organization size but on the continuous effort dedicated to your program.
Smart kitchen appliances are poised to grow over the next few years. But do these products encourage risky behavior in the kitchen?
Oaths provide a sense of duty and accountability to the ones who take them. They instill a true mission into professionals. They provide a clear path to return to, should one fall short.
Could the risk management industry have been prepared for the risks 2020 presented? In a time where organizations may feel on edge, now is the time to trust that risk management is up to the job.
We are asking a lot from our teachers during these months of uncertainty; it’s about time we step up and do more to protect them.
As risk professionals, are we equally as familiar with risk management plans for the “fires” that may get started by our own employees?
Mask wearing is a choice, but it’s proven to be the right one. Let’s end the debate right now.
Good risk management requires a complete understanding of what your final deliverable will be.
The wound left by COVID-19 is deep. Ripping off the bandage quickly will not promote swift healing and could re-open the wound.
The United States continues to shelter-in-place to flatten the curve of coronavirus cases. Good risk managers must view the possibility of a spike in future cases as a matter of when, not if.
A bridge in Costa Rica demonstrates how risk management is at its best when it is able to satisfy multiple stakeholders.
As companies battle-test their continuity plans to varying degrees of success, it’s time to re-think our goals and risk tolerances and position our organizations to thrive in this new reality.
Risk management depends on whistleblowers. Are we doing enough to protect them?
A root cause analysis of the gun violence plaguing the United States is in order, argues a risk management columnist.
What do we risk as an organization, community or nation when we are unhappy?
September was National Preparedness Month. Did you prepare your business for the unexpected?