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How a Risk Plan Reduces your Exposure to a Financial Loss

September 12 2011

How a risk plan can reduce your financial exposure to a loss is all in how it is created. This takes planning before you begin in creating your plan on how to achieve your goal of a reduced exposure to risk and their negative impact on projects and you’re business as a whole.

To create a risk plan that is effective, it must be proactive. This means it does not wait for a risk to impact your business or project before action is taken. This is the approach most project management templates take to help you better deal with any risk.

B y having a proactive risk plan, you will already know the risks that could impact your business or project well before any possibility of damage could occur. This is because this approach to handling risks requires you to identify all known possible risks.

The next step in a well devised risk plan is to characterize the risk level of each identified risk. This will be for both impact potential and level of damage an impact could reach. By categorizing these two variables separately, you will be able to do an honest comparison on just which risks should be prioritized and which ones could be left to their own demise if you deem it necessary because of budget restraints.

The next step in your risk plan is how to mitigate the identified risks in the most efficient manner. All business and projects have budget restraints. This is why some risks are not dealt with. In some instances, the mitigation of a risk costs more than the impact damage the risk posses. This is a great example of when the purchasing of insurance to cover the financial loss of this kind of risk should be looked into and decided on.

By having a proactive risk plan in place, a business is on better terms to deal with the impact of a risk if it occurs. It is true that not all risks will cause damage and a financial loss for a business, but many will. By being prepared, you will be able to deal with the risk on your terms instead of its.