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Joanna Makomaski is a specialist in innovative enterprise risk management methods and implementation techniques. She can be reached at [email protected]
What is appropriate risk mitigation during an earthquake? As a curious risk manager, I decided to find out.
Do we, in our risk management community, have a consistent way of measuring and ranking one disaster over another?
Resisting an order to evacuate is a criminal act in some states.
Some common-sense rules seem so obvious that we don’t write them down. Maybe that’s a mistake.
Moral lapses within an organization will eventually lead to a system-wide meltdown.
Medical malpractice and errors happen — with devastating results.
Risk lives in our weakest links. No matter what company or sector, it is best to be better prepared.
The most effective leaders proactively carve out time for strategic thinking.
Technological transformation cannot occur without a wholesale cultural transformation.
With rules or without, spoken or unspoken, organizations that don’t self-regulate will eventually fail.
Risk managers should always demand the truth.
Foolish or negligent behavior leads to many an outrageous lawsuit or insurance claim.
There’s a lesson to be learned in practices that leave customers feeling compelled to give you their business.
Ignoring customer desires creates a vulnerability that risk managers should be aware of.
Create a “risk ruler” system to compare disparate exposures and prioritize risk management resources.
Some board members may not be adequately informed about the frequency and severity of risks.
We tend to think of diversity as a proper blend of gender, race and abilities. Let’s not forget age.
Risk-taking decisions must balance both fear and hope.
To assess future risks, view the world from the eyes of Generation Z.
Safety is good business as long as businesses spend sensibly on safety management and are straight with employees.