A System Approach to Risk Management

Managing enterprise risks in the information age requires attention and diligence to a rapidly changing landscape of potential hazards.  The speed of information sharing in the interconnected internet era means that responding to hazards must also be rapid and effective.  Bad information can remain on the internet for a long time.

Theory of Knowledge

Knowledge depends on theory. Information is not knowledge. Experience teaches nothing without theory. Practice makes permanent, not perfect. Copying examples does not lead to knowledge.

Knowledge of Psychology

Leaders must understand human behavior to motivate, coordinate and manage people to optimize the system.

Appreciation for a System

A leader must understand the system he or she is attempting to manage. Without this understanding the system can not be managed or improved. A system cannot understand itself or manage itself. Optimization of the parts does not optimize the whole. System optimization requires coordination and cooperation of the parts which requires leadership.

Knowledge about Variation

Refers to Shewhart’s concept of common or system causes of variation and outside assignable or special causes of variation. Relates to the Red Bead experiment and blaming people for variation caused by the system.

NOPGS.ORG

NO PSYCHOPATHS in GEO-SERVICES 

ADVOCACY AGAINST WORKPLACE VIOLENCE and CORPORATE NARCISSISM

NO WORKPLACE MOBBING AND WORKPLACE BULLYING