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risk_assessment_template_KC-500x271.png?width=300Where are there more homicides? Detroit or Michigan?

Most people would say Detroit, even though every murder in Detroit also takes place in Michigan. Our initial impressions, even those we have the utmost confidence in, can quickly and easily lead us astray. Avoiding such misconceptions is the value that risk assessments provide ERM programs.

Many risk managers we hear from rightfully criticize risk assessments designed around impact and likelihood to be too subjective, high level, and “fluffy”

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Looking back over my most popular blogs, there was a lot of interest in 5 Steps for Better Risk Assessments and How to Consolidate Compliance Risk Assessments. Due to this interest I have created a complimentary 30 minute webinar on streamlining enterprise risk assessments complete with detailed "how to" examples and visuals that are not possible in a blog format.

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Risk Assessment Template Best Practices

Risk assessments are plagued by subjectivity which means they simply cannot be relied upon to meet their objective. Subjectivity prevents risk assessments from being used across business silos and makes verification by audit or compliance review impossible. Subjectivity can be overcome by using a risk assessment template framework with the following best practice attributes:

  1. Adopt a uniform numerical scale -Use a scale of 1 to 10, Scoring is based on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 having the most
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5 Steps for Better Risk Assessments

Risk managers are charged with ensuring transparency, alignment, and forward looking views throughout the organization.  The way this is achieved is through risk assessments. 

Successful enterprise risk assessments can be a powerful tool for board and management level strategic decision making by connecting business activities to goals and identifying the risks that threaten to derail these strategic objectives.  An unsuccessful risk assessment is little more than a form over substance activity t

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