Identify Emerging Risks that Can Affect the Sustainability of Your Organization

By: Christina Duren

In the present day scenario, risk became part and parcel of every business, irrespective of the size. Many organizations deploy different risk management programs, tools and techniques to avoid massive losses. However, with the growth of the business, many new risks may emerge. Identifying these emerging risks that can affect the sustainability of your business is crucial.

Importance of risk management: Risk management is a fundamental part of any business that must be addressed properly to be successful. There are some common risks associated with every business, which are easy to identify. Formulating and following policies to deal with these risks is relatively easy. But, risk management is always tough and challenging for most of the companies as emerging risks are always there.

What are emerging risks?
Emerging risk is an issue that can show potentially significant impact on the business but cannot be fully assessed. It can affect the viability of whole organization’s strategy if ignored in the initial stages. Factors that can contribute to the increased growth of these emerging risks include new economic, technological, sociopolitical and environmental developments.

Emerging risks lead to massive losses: Emerging risks are difficult to measure and lead to massive losses as they are marked by a high degree of uncertainty. These risks are difficult to assess in terms of frequency and severity that might lead to better insight in to exposure. These days, many companies are experiencing high levels of evolving risks that have emerged between known and unknown risks.

Identify and assess the risk’s significance: As the emerging risks are a result of both external and organization’s pre-emptive actions, they need to be identified through a systematic approach and analysis of all the relevant risk factors. After identification they should be assessed considering the significance of the risk, its impact, probability and correlations with respect to the company’s strategies and objectives. The key of any assessment is to reduce uncertainty of the risks.

Routinely monitor using effective indicators: The identification and assessment of the evolving or emerging risks is not a one day job. Continuous monitoring and developing strategies to address emerging risks helps in achieving the goals and objectives of the organization without any interruption. The best way to monitor risks is by using both qualitative and quantitative indicators. Moreover, understanding the circumstances which cause the risks also helps in effective monitoring of the risks.

An effective way to identify and minimize the emerging risks is to adopt the latest technologies. One such form of technology is the risk management software. Many companies are offering fully automated risk management software which can efficiently identify, assess, implement and control the risks involved in your business. Companies with sophisticated risk management systems can have meaningful decision support and can effectively eliminate any kind of risks.

About JDi Data Corporation
JDi Data Corporation has provided insurance claims and RMIS software since 1992. JDi Data offers web based workers comp software and also claims systems for insurance claims departments, third party administrators and risk managers to administer property, casualty and general liability claims. JDi Data has built a reputation in quality claims management software with special emphasis on specialty lines and complex litigation.