The story of the “generous” Procrustes is an illustrative one.
After offering hospitality to those in need, Procrustes either stretched the limbs of the short to fit his bed – or hacked those of the long, again, to fit his bed.
Too often we see “guides” and “standards” parading as flexible tools – but with a prescribed and narrow approach aligned to a politically preferred approach or even, a preferred result!
When there is a failure to start with an appreciation of context, such narrow, indeed blind-sided approaches, are disrespectful.
Recognising the “real” KISS – keeping it short and simple – and starting with an appreciation of context with templates that guide good risk management processes – we are pleased to make available an integrated set of three templates (available globally for just US$10 each, or US$25 a bundle). The Complete Risk Management Toolkit – is a 1.3 MB bundle available with free shipping on a wafer USB card comprising (a) a nine step risk assessment and treatment template; (b) a business continuity template; and (c) an emergency management plan for facilities template.