Chapter 4Making It Work

The previous chapters describe the risk assessment, planning and management process and the rationale behind it. This chapter recaps and walks you through the details of putting those concepts into action.

You’ve already taken the first step by starting to think about organization risks and vulnerabilities and what you can do about them. There are many ways to move forward, but the most important thing to bear in mind is to do just that: move forward. Your organizational culture and the conditions that led to your decision to begin ERM planning will drive the pace, depth and scope of your ERM work. Sometimes ERM projects start because an organization has suffered a catastrophic event or critical incident and leaders are ...

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