Monday, October 17, 2011

First Global Survey of ISO 31000 Gets Underway

The closing date for the first global survey of ISO 31000–Risk Management Principle and Guidelines has been extended to 30 November 2011 and I would STRONGLY encourage every risk management professional to take advantage of this opportunity to comment on ISO31000. NB: If you are reading this after 30NOV11, you can still join the ongoing discussion at the ISO 31000 LinkedIn group.

Why you should participate
ISO31000 has it's critics as well as it's champions. You may not agree with even ISO31000. The definition of Risk as "the effect of uncertainty on objectives" is for example still disputed, but the fact remains that it is one of the best selling management standards in the world.

Even if (maybe especially if) you don't like or agree with the Standard, this is your chance to have some input. Members of more than 70 risk management associations around the world have been invited to participate in the study which is being run through an initiative by the LinkedIn discussion group on ISO 31000. Even if you don't use ISO31000 in your organization, it's worth completing the survey just to let us know a) what you think about it and b) why your organization doesn't use it.

It takes less than 5 MINUTES to complete and it is TOTALLY CONFIDENTIAL The data collected will be represented in aggregate form without naming in particular a risk management association, LinkedIn group or entity. No individual name or company name is asked.

What the survey is about
The aim of the survey is to gauge how ISO 31000 is perceived by risk practitioners across all sectors and to provide input for the preparation of the ISO 31004 guide, (due out in 2013).

The survey has been organized by Alex Dali, moderator of the LinkedIn ISO 31000 Risk Management Standard Group with the help of a group of volunteers and Alex sums it up well when he says: "This is the first time the global risk management community active across all fields, sectors, industries and services is being invited to participate in an international survey on ISO 31000. It is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and concerns about the ISO standard on risk management".

The survey will run from 17th of October until the 31st of October 2011. You will be encouraged to participate through your National Standardisation Body, risk management association or the ISO 31000 LinkedIn group.

What is ISO31000:2009 Risk Management Standard
Issued in November 2009, ISO 31000 provides principles and generic guidelines on risk management. It can be used by any public, private or community enterprise, association, group or individual and is not specific to any industry or sector.

This is your opportunity to comment on what is one of the most significant, and best selling international standard so please take the time to provide your input via the survey:  Feel free to share this link to any interested contacts, groups, associations or interested entities.

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