What is Risk Management?

By | December 29, 2012

Every business faces risks and such risks are unforeseen. The intensity of such risks in businesses depends on products/services offered by the company, strategies that it implements in its business to avoid risks, and external factors. With the help of risk management staff, business owners can minimize the risks that often arise in business. If such risks are not identified and minimized early, businesses may need to endure losses.

Risk management involves identifying, assessing, evaluating, prioritizing and treating serious risks in business that could result adverse effects on business. Once the risks are identified by the staff/manager of the risk management department, they create a plan to eliminate or reduce the adverse risks that could result in drop in productivity of business. Eliminating risks in turn leads to business success. Managers may use different strategies to eliminate these business risks. Implementing of these strategies depends on the type of risk and type of business as each business is different from other business and its operations.

However, there are many types of risk that risk management can rationalize and the risks can be natural disasters, accidents in the workplace, legal frauds, ups and downs in financial markets, data loss, etc.

The main goal of risk management is to protect businesses from closure. However, many companies implement risk management strategies for their business continuity as well as to reduce financial risks. Thus, risk management not only protects businesses from encountered pitfalls but also protects employees, customers, and public who are directly or indirectly part of the business.

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