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Cynefin framework and Johari window synergy with Risk Management

We recently attended a talk at CIM-MES Vancouver which brought us to think about Cynefin framework and Johari window synergy with Risk Management. What we will do in this blogpost is show that despite an apparent significant different language there are ideas and concepts that correspond between the approaches. Furthermore this leads to Cynefin framework and Johari window synergy with Risk Management. As you will read it will become immediately apparent that “Known-knowns” of the Johari window correspond to the “Obvious”…

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Key differentiators in Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) landscape

A recent report by Blue Hill Research discusses the Key differentiators in Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) landscape. The report is entitled Four Components of an Enterprise Risk Reporting and Management Platform. The base of knowledge is analyses and research interviews with fifteen risk management executives. As far as GRC product functionality, the core components generally involve the following capabilities: Centralized data management Process and incident management Workflow management Automated monitoring and alerting and finally, Automated reporting. Depending on the…

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Is Cyber Insurance the best tool to preserve corporate value?

Is Cyber Insurance the best tool to preserve corporate value? That is indeed an appropriate question to ask as Cyber attacks seem to constitute major threats to businesses today. Cyber liability policies exist to indemnify and cover losses which may generate under an attack. However they generally include numerous exclusions and conditions. Contrary to natural hazards and many “classic” hazards the frequency of cyber attacks can be/is very high. Consider for example: quakes with frequencies in the order of one…

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Geoethics, Theory of General Ethics and Risk Management

Is it possible to link Geoethics, Theory of General Ethics and Risk Management to add value to our efforts? How can we integrate a risk assessment in ethics? What qualities should a risk assessment method possess to support ethical projects and endeavours? Kim Williams, a good friends of mine, let me a wonderful book by Warwick Fox entitled A Theory of General Ethics, Human Relationships, Nature, and the Built Environment (2006). The book is not easy to read. I was…

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