When trying to create a positive risk management culture as a manager it is important to make sure that all employees of my organization realize the importance of managing risk. Some of the factors to consider when attempting this approach would be:
• Making sure all unforeseen events have been taken into account so that employees are self- assured when succeeding with service delivery projects;
• Reassuring employees that their individual safety is always a priority;
• Employees will be given the proper guidance, direction and consequences in order to gain and maintain a healthy risk management culture;
• Communicate to all staff the importance of the organizations assets and resources, as well as its employees, is an important, shared responsibility. (Head and Herman, 2002, p. 97)
As a manager within my organization I plan to look at things in a broader, strategic risk management view:
• Counter all losses, including accidents, events that are out of the organizations direct control, and from unfortunate business judgments,
• Seize opportunities for gains through organizational improvement and growth, so that risk management, at its best, enables my organization to “be all it can be.” (Head and Herman, 2002 pg. 98)
I plan to encourage my staff to acknowledge potential dangers and losses, as well as develop opportunities to improve. Although, I know there is no one set way of trying to inspire a risk management culture, however I do have some steps that I plan to implement to accomplish my organizations strategic risk management goals.
I plan to first set up a collection of customary beliefs that are driven from the organizations long standing commitment to self assessment, continuous improvement and comprehensive planning. From those customary beliefs, the organizational goals would be established while teams comprised of management and staff, meets to identify strategies. After establishing goals and identifying strategies, I will then incorporate a risk manager who will support and organize strategic risk management and safety programs, along with the ideas of management and staff. Getting everyone involved makes risk management everyone’s responsibility.
To accomplish these efforts, a committee will be formed of employees from all levels of the organization. The committee will also consist of employees who have genuine interest regarding safety in the organization. They will be responsible for:
• Drafting goals which would be presented for approval by the board of directors. The goals will be constructed statements regarding safety, customer satisfaction, sustainability concepts, and organizational effectiveness.
• Developing value statements that would identify what we want to accomplish as an organization. These statements will be guided by the terms respect for people, integrity, service, excellence, and sustainability.
• Reviewing all other organization commitments (employee handbooks, job descriptions, and...