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Is Your Organization Future-Ready for Crisis Management?

Every organization will have to deal with crises caused by internal or external factors. While an experienced corporate leader may feel competent in handling most crises, it might be more difficult for novice executives. There are methods to prepare for crises before they happen, and all company leaders should have a strategy to assist and deal with them successfully. This article at McKinsey by Ritesh Jain, Fritz Nauck, Thomas Poppensieker, and Olivia White discusses the future of crisis management.

Safe Digitalization Needs Robust Crisis Management

The digital revolution has dramatically increased the speed of data availability, connectivity, and decision-making. While these changes can be transformative, they can also bring major disruption. With rapid digital evolution, companies must meet the demands of governments, investors, and society while maintaining their profits. Furthermore, organizations are expected to meet the needs and expectations of stakeholders, employees, and consumers equally.

The world is more connected than ever before. However, data and supply chains are constantly threatened, so organizations must establish robust connections to mitigate these risks. Therefore, almost every organization must update and enhance its risk management approach to deal with unforeseen circumstances.

Detecting, Mitigating, and Fortifying Responses

The three basic functions of dynamic risk management are detecting new risks and vulnerabilities, establishing risk appetite, and deciding on suitable crisis management.

Five Steps to Build Agile Crisis Management

Businesses must regard enterprise risk management as a source of robust and competitive advantage. However, dynamic and integrated risk management is becoming increasingly crucial since it encompasses the ability to anticipate dangers, analyze risk appetite, and make real-time choices.

To build the talent that leaders require, they must follow these five steps:

  • Bolster security and strategic value creation
  • Implement agile risk management practices
  • Take advantage of data and analytics
  • Build talent for future risk management
  • Strengthen risk culture

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