20 August

What Is Risk Management And Why Is It Important?

“One should always have a plan B” or “think twice before making a major decision” these are few statements that one gets to hear all the time before making a decision, that is probably because human instincts always try to dodge the danger and risks that they might encounter. However, one never knows when an unintended mishap takes place, and when it does, one requires Risk Management so that they don’t end up making any regretful decisions in a panic. Risk management is the way toward distinguishing, evaluating, and controlling dangers to an association’s capital and profit. These dangers could originate from a wide assortment of sources, including monetary vulnerability, lawful liabilities, key administration blunders, mishaps, and cataclysmic events.

Now that we get clarity about what Risk management, is we need to understand why is it necessary in an organization?

Risks are the primary driver of vulnerability in any association. In this way, organizations progressively centre more around recognizing dangers and overseeing them before they even influence the business. The capacity to oversee risks will assist organizations with acting all the more certainly on future business choices. Their understanding of the perils they are standing up to will give them various decisions on the most capable technique to oversee potential issues.

An organization might suffer from external or internal risks or sometimes both

  • External risks: These risks are caused by forces that are not in the control of the company, for example, government policies and exchange rates.
  • Internal risks: Risks like such include non-compliance or information breaches and many others.
  • Companies and firms are required to have a certain set of objectives, without it a firm can’t completely define the objectives else they might lose their direction and bump right into some losses.

The process of making a Risk management plan has multiple factors that help us analyze, how and what to do through the process of Risk management. Let’s take a look at some of them

1.Risk identification

One first needs to identify the hypothetical chances of all the possible threats, that might cause the firm any kind of losses.

2.Risk analysis

One then has to analyze the impact of the threat and how will it affect the firm.

P.S: how much damage will it cause?

3.Risk control

After identifying and analyzing, one needs to ponder how they could recover the losses or prevent ongoing losses.

4.Risk treatment

Risk treatment is essential to determine how well the company pay in  case it

suffers losses.


Benefits of a risk management plan

  • It protects people, employees, and assets from harm
  • No unnecessary premiums
  • Increases the stability and improves the working environment
  • Reduces legal liability
  • Saves time, income, assets, people and property


What should a risk management plan include?

  • It should mention all the resources and tools that would be necessary for the plan
  • It should include a commitment from all levels of the organization
  • One should also clearly mention the ongoing pieces of training and testing of the plan


How to become qualified for a job in the field of Risk management?

You will require a bachelor’s degree. A few organizations and firms additionally require an MBA. Some risk management certification will likewise assist you with advancing up the professional stepping stool. Risk management occupations are exceptionally fulfilling, basically in light of the fact that a hazard proficient plays a vital capacity in an association. They are likewise remunerated well in money-related terms. In any case, the activity can likewise be testing particularly when there are violent hazard factors that influence the firm. All things considered, the hazard the executives’ position is right now one of the most very much regarded positions in firms and organizations.

About Harleen Kaur Bajaj

Hi, I am Harleen Kaur Bajaj.


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