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Process control has a very specific meaning in the chemical industry. It refers to the system used for controlling a chemical plant. All the various instruments on pumps, vessels, reactors, heat exchangers and the like feed into the control room…
Jul 27
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Next week I am hosting a roundtable discussion on the future of risk frameworks. I am uncertain as to what may be discovered, however, what I do know is that the topic is of interest. The seats filled fast, and I had a number of my readers send me a…
Jul 20
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Last week I had leadership expert Ingrid Messner present on Wise Leadership to my Risk Leadership group. One of her leadership tips on influencing stakeholders was to apply systems thinking. To develop a mental model of all the pieces of the puzzle…
Jul 13
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You have probably heard the risk function being called an enabling function. Because it is. It helps the main producing areas of the business to be more successful. When I present to executive teams to give them a picture of enterprise risk…
Jul 6
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
A key goal for the design of any organisational framework should be to integrate it into business-as-usual. So that it is simply “how things are done around here”. Especially for a risk framework.Risk management, not risk taking, still suffers from…
Jun 29
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
When I run training for the development of risk frameworks, I ask participants to hold up their hand if they have a framework that is more than a couple of pages. I ask them to keep their hand up if it’s more than 10 pages, 20, 50 and I keep going…
Jun 22
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A couple of months back I wrote about how your staff come to work and bring their best selves (mostly). However, each ‘best self’ can have a different appetite for risk taking, and that means inconsistency in decision making. Sometimes, alarming…
Jun 15
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Since February I have been sending you messages from my book Risky Business: How Successful Organisations Embrace Uncertainty. In the penultimate chapter of the book, Chapter 11: The Pathways to Success, I describe the journey of a risk practitioner…
Jun 8
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Reading the signals indicating your organisation is on-track or off-track (see Reading the tea leaves, Heading them off at the pass, KRISS or KISS) needs to be considered across three time horizons, in order to make your KPIs and KRIs “timely”.My…
Jun 1
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KRISS doesn’t stand for anything relating to risk that I am aware of. I just made it up to get you to read this blog on how to develop Key Risk Indicators. Sorry. KISS stands for “Keep It Simple, Stupid.”When I work with organisations to help them…
May 25
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May 18
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
I loved the movies about the wild west of 19th century USA when I was a kid. A favourite line from the era was “Head ‘em off at the pass”. Meaning, the goodies (or baddies) needed to take a short cut cross country fast to get in front of the baddies…
May 18
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Reading the tea leaves is what most organisations are doing if they don’t do Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) well. They are trying to understand the past (lag KPIs) and predict the future (lead KPIs) with nefarious measures. Measures that are…
May 11
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Decision maps are key to ensuring the right guidance for staff so they can make better decisions, quicker and with more confidence. The result is a more agile organisation. Who doesn’t want that?Anyone who has planned a family trip or tried ordering…
May 4
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Your staff come to work and bring their best selves (mostly). However, each 'best self' can have a different appetite for risk taking. If you haven’t already, survey their attitude to risk to their personal safety or their personal financial risk.…
Apr 20
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Sorry. No such thing when it comes to Change Programs like implementing your risk framework. Ask any professional change manager. And they don’t teach a lot of change management at risk school, do they? Haha! What risk school?
Most risk people get…
Apr 16
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