Grant Purdy was invited to give a keynote speech to the recent RiskNZ conference.
Grant spoke on Hearing Over the Cacophony and challenged the value of the ever-expanding multitude of artefacts, encumbrances, concocted expressions and three letter acronyms that obscure the core concepts for managing risk and clog up current risk management practice.
He dealt with half a dozen myths and drew conclusions on the virtues of keeping an organisation’s general approach to managing risk as simple (but not simplistic) as possible.
Grant concluded with some suggestions on how RiskNZ should support that aim. In particular he suggested that the Society should promote in all that it does that managing risk is a process whose principal purpose is to support better decisions and thus MUST occur as an integral part of decision making in all organisations.
A PDF of an article based on this speech can be downloaded here