Operational risk management

Riskczar can show you how to identify, assess and manage your operational risks and provide you with a customized framework.

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Lean Six Sigma for Risk

Riskczar uses Lean Six Sigma tools to redesign your processes, leading to improved controls as well as cost savings.

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Change Management

Managing the effects of change to your people from ORM, ERM or ORSA programs is not an after-thought. It is the primary thought.

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Incident Reporting / Near-misses

Please share your incidents and near-misses at Riskczar's Bad Things database

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  In 1976, Donald T. Campbell wrote “The more any quantitative social indicator…is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor.” Against the backdrop of Campbell’s law, has it ever happened […]

Day 1: Auditors and Zombies In a factory someplace, there are 20 workers whose job it is to continuously pass a ball to each other as quickly as possible. Watching this important work from a viewing area are 10 newly minted auditors selected from a Big 4 accounting firm. On this day, managers give each […]

Who wouldn’t want Ryan Callahan on their hockey team? The New York Rangers’ captain isn’t the biggest star in the NHL but ask General Managers and fans throughout the league and  everyone would be happy to have him suit up. That is until you find out that Callahan is presently negotiating a contract extension seeking […]

  Here’s a story about a watermain break in the Montreal borough of Pierrefonds, Quebec which left about fifty homes without water for a couple of days. The West Island Gazette writes: Pierrefonds residents can expect two four-litre bottles of water per household will be delivered to their door by borough workers sometime before supper, […]

  Many people will agree that risk management is important. After we identify and assess a risk, it is treated appropriately and managed to an acceptable level. But is it possible to over-risk manage? Can the treatment become so onerous that people are encouraged to find workarounds thus rendering the controls useless? And if so, […]

I’m off to Virginia Beach later this month so it seemed fitting that today’s post has a beach theme. This quote comes from Chapter 7 of Nathan Englander’s book “The Ministry of Special Cases” and you should remember these words whenever someone like me asks you to think about your organization’s risks. “It’s like standing in […]