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The Little Book of Big Decision Models by Dr. Jim McGrath

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MODEL 54

THE UNEXPLODED BOMB (UXB) MODEL: UNKNOWN AND UNFORESEEN MAJOR THREATS

Use this to remind you of the unexploded bombs that lie hidden in every organisation and the need to respond quickly should they explode.

The UXB Model is a metaphor for those risks that are lying quietly in many organisations, gently ticking away, counting down to the moment they will explode and destroy the business. Many organisations are sitting on such bombs without knowing it. The strength of the model is that it challenges people’s complacency and asks them to identify potential threats and strategies for dealing with them.

TO DEAL WITH SUCH BOMBS THE MODEL SUGGESTS THAT ORGANISATIONS NEED TO:

Identify potential threats

Calculate how likely it is that the ...

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