Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude
Gower Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 180 pages
Despite many years of development, risk management remains problematic for the majority of organizations. One common challenge is the human dimension, in other words, the way people perceive risk and risk management. Risk management processes and techniques are operated by people, each of whom is a complex individual, influenced by many different factors. And the problem is compounded by that fact that most risk management involves people working in groups. This introduces further layers of complexity through relationships and group dynamics. David Hillson's and Ruth Murray-Webster's Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude will help you understand the human aspects of risk management and to manage proactively the influence of human behaviour on the risk process. The authors introduce a range of models, perspectives and examples to define and detail the range of possible risk attitudes; looking both at individuals and groups. Using leading-edge thinking on self-awareness and emotional literacy they develop a powerful approach to address the most common shortfall in current risk management: the failure to manage the human aspects of the process. All this is presented in a practical and applied framework, rather than as a theoretical or academic treatise, based on the authors' shared experiences and expertise, rather than empirical research. Anyone involved in implementing risk management will benefit from this book, including risk practitioners, senior managers and directors responsible for corporate governance, project managers and their teams. It is also essential reading for HR professionals and others interested in organizational or behavioural psychology. This second edition is updated to strengthen the understanding of individual risk attitudes and reinforce what individuals can do to manage those risk attitudes that are leading them away from their objectives. For people who want to embrace this subject, the book is practical and highlights ways forward that work in practice.
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Must read in project risk management In recent years bookshelves (and readers) have groaned under the weight of multiple books on project risk management. It is no easy task to write a book, which is both better than its predecessors and genuinely novel. In both tasks David Hillson and Ruth Murray-Webster has succeeded admirably: this book deserves to become the leader in its field. I have read many books on psychology and project management. In most cases, they are hard to read: it is difficult to grasp essentials where you overwhelmed with new terminology and research methods. David Hillson and Ruth Murray-Webster have a clear understanding of their principal audience - practicing project managers and write accordingly. Their book avoids overly complex theoretical discussions: the author always has an eye on what a project manager really needs to know. The authors initially discuss risks and risk attitudes. Essentially risk attitude is a psychological phenomenon. Then the author focuses on two main aspects related to risk attitude. First, how people use psychological heuristics or mental shortcuts when they make choices or assess risks, then the authors discuss the emotional aspects of risk attitude. Understanding and Managing Risk Attitudes is the first book that I have encountered that has detailed discussion on emotional literacy for individuals and groups. The discussion about group risk attitudes, particularly groupthink, is especially valuable: we often do not realize that group risk attitudes can be quite different from that of individuals. Those with project risk management experience are likely to find a good deal of new and worthwhile information in this book. If you are new to project risk management or just looking to refresh your knowledge of the latest thinking in this field, you should definitely read this book.
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Risk Management Status Quo Efficient but not Effective?
What is risk?
What is attitude?
Risk management in todays business
Is risk management effective?
Purpose and structure of this book
The Importance of Human Factors in Risk Management
Why human factors matter to risk management
UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONAL LITERACY
Emotion Definition and Relevance
The history of emotional intelligence
From emotional intelligence to emotional literacy
Emotional literacy and risk management
Emotional Literacy for Individuals
Open loop system
Risk management and the group
Diagnosis is not the same as treatment
UNDERSTANDING RISK ATTITUDES
General Principles of Risk Attitudes
Basic risk attitudes
Situational influences on preferred risk attitude
Internal influences on preferred risk attitude
Conclusion and summary
Individual Risk Attitudes and Heuristics
The availability heuristic
The representativeness heuristic
The anchoring and adjustment heuristic
The confirmation trap
Understanding individual heuristics
Group Risk Attitudes and Heuristics
Understanding group risk culture
The groupthink heuristic
The Moses Factor
The cultural conformity heuristic
The risky shift and cautious shift heuristics
The influence of national culture
Modifying group risk culture
A mindset of choice
Component parts of individual emotional literacy
Stages of individual emotional development
Emotional Literacy for Groups
Component parts of group emotional literacy
The role of leadership
Applying Emotional Literacy to Risk Attitudes
Emotionally literate management of risk attitudes
Making the change
Final Thoughts and the Way Ahead
Difficulties in understanding risk attitude
Difficulties in managing risk attitude
Emotional IntelligenceLiteracy Tools
Bibliography and Further Reading
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