Here are our upcoming training events in risk management and services. While often in house at our Southwell location many of these training events can also be organised for out of house locations if required. If this is necessary for you or your related company please be sure to let us know so that these arrangements can be made.
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Anti-Fragility is a new way of thinking about mitigating risk. With this view, to find out about risk avoidance, mitigation and management in human systems we focus on the analogous characteristics of biological systems that, being more than just robust, actually improve their resilience through being stressed.
Applying this concept to the development and management of organisations, systems, services and products of all types, allows us to identify the characteristics of these that will not only mitigate against the realisation of hazards, but will enable growth in protection over time.
At the organisational level, Anti-Fragility (or not) is defined by the Organisational Strategy, Structure and Systems, its People, Relationships and its Culture. We can then Build Anti-Fragility (or not) into our products, services, markets, use of information and technology base.
Risk Management, like Quality Management Systems and ISO9001, are inherently Anti-Fragile features within organisations. But there is a big `BUT`. The way that these systems are implemented are themselves typically Fragile, rather than Anti-Fragile.
They are typically formalised, delegated to middle management, routinized and automated. Their information base is typically inadequate and untimely. Decision making under threats lacks clarity, determination and learning.
Globally our organisations and systems are failing with increasing frequency and the Risk and Quality professions appear to be ignoring it. And perhaps not unreasonably, since they are concerned with keeping the Risk Management and ISO9001 systems running, not the whole organisation; that`s for the big bosses, way above our heads!
Maybe this view is right, or maybe we have forgotten what Risk Management and Quality Management are really about. It’s easy to dismiss the elephant in the room, when it’s not your room. The problem can be tackled. Anti-Fragility gives us a coherent framework for unifying and utilising an impressive arsenal of already existing approaches and methods to take Risk Management and Quality Management from the reactive to the proactive. But changing ourselves, our practice, is the hardest type of change.
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