Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Mosaic of Risk Culture

“Risk Culture”, with its implications of a deeply entrenched set of influential and effective risk attitudes, has an obvious appeal as a vehicle for risk-management, potentially opening doors to new possibilities and solutions. The practical difficulties associated with this approach arise from uncertainties concerning the definition of culture and, as a consequence, uncertainties about its mechanisms, its constituent parts, or its processes. When it comes to action, intervention or influence, it is difficult to know where the levers are, which to pull or how to get to grips with culture. This dilemma was summed up by the late Professor Peter […]

Risk Type, Gender and the Benefits of Balance

Research, it is has been claimed, shows little difference in personality between genders. This has been disputed recently by others and our own research into personality based Risk Type shows that, although both genders include significant numbers of all the Risk Types, there are quite dramatic differences in the incidents of Risk Type for males and females (diagram 1). Amongst females there is a greater proportion of the more cautious Risk Types, and amongst males, a greater proportion of more adventurous and reckless Risk Types. But what is really interesting, is that if you combine male and female data, the […]