The Year 2008 has put every business event under a lot of stress and pressure. Business confidence has seen decline in almost every part of the world. This can be measured as the worst recession. Still some business houses managed to survive this wave of depression due to the Risk Management techniques.
It is very important to have an assessment of the possible risk factor. This will not only assist you in measuring your possible risk, but will certainly help you in evaluating some potential risks within time so that you can manage to avoid that risk to the maximum, This can only be possible if you have a whole picture of the business activities with you, which is something that financial institutions have not implied in recent times. Even if they did, they might have not put the right systems in place or have not implemented them efficiently.
A proper assessment of risk factor is very important in providing the directors and managers of the company with the insight required to run the company effectively. An accurate risk management strategy shall make them foresee and measure the risk factor on daily basis. The routine business shall be monitored closely to have better control and to overcome the impacts of internal and external factors.
The key to a risk free management is to have an answer to “what if…?” Like what if the supplier refuses to supply the raw material or what if the product loses its demand in the market or what if the major client is snatched by the competitor etc. Having an answer to this “what if” part will make you plan better and act properly.
An accurate assessment of potential circumstances can be done when you know the actual picture of the activities across the business. The loans are facilitated on over assessments and without keeping an eye on the market behaviour. This leads to helping an organisation declare its bankruptcy.
Getting a complete picture is very crucial. The loans which are received to enhance business are further formed into the finished products. You should be very concerned about the market of that product, the suitability of the product corresponding to the environment, and to its potential customers. If the product does not have its pick in the market, you should prepare yourself for adding another name to the list of Bad Debts.
This is only an example of the possibilities of things going wrong, but with the introduction of proper Risk Management Techniques you shall be able to avert the risk factors and go through a smooth phase. By running this technique, you shall be able to point out which area of the business is hot to put the whole company in jeopardy. This forecasting will provide you ample time to apply some remedies and avert the risk factor.
The current economic depression shall fade away and will take away with it some big names as well, but still it will leave some lesson to learn. The companies which will survive this economic recession can play a leading role in devising more authentic Risk Management systems. The complexity of the system can be elaborated to the new comers and can give hope to the world for a better economic system.