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How to Identify, Assess, and Analyze Risks in Your Business

How to Identify, Assess, and Analyze Risks in Your Business

Johnny Kollin led an interactive risk workshop at a business breakfast organised by the Swedish Business Council UAE on 26 April 2021. The workshop focused on the essentials of risk management for small and medium enterprises. Kollin also shared practical tips on how companies can use risk management as a competitive advantage to increase the chance of succeeding with their business strategies. Business owners and executives from the council’s Small and Medium Enterprise Networking Group (SMENG) attended the event.

Johnny Kollin speaks at a risk workshop audience.

Johnny Kollin leads a risk workshop at a business breakfast seminar for SME founders and senior management organised by the Swedish Business Council UAE.

Creating a common Risk Language

To create a risk-aware culture, it is essential to ensure everyone in the organisation understands the terminology used. It is easy to assume everyone means the same thing when using words like risk, risk appetite, and risk management. However, that is not necessarily the case. The fact that the word “risk” is one we use in everyday life further increases the importance of ensuring everyone uses the terms in the same way in an organisation.

To demonstrate his point, Kollin asked the participants to select their preferred definition of risk from a list of four alternatives:

The chart below shows the combined ranking of the four options based on the 12 votes. Overall, the most preferred risk definition was that provided by The Crown in “The Orange Book - Management of Risk - Principles and Concept”. However, as you can see in the chart, their opinions varied greatly.

Graph showing participants' votes on their most preferred risk definition.

SME owners and senior executives who participated in the risk workshop had varying views of the best definition of risk. Source: Várri Consultancy, 2021.

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