Too often, people do things without asking themselves why they are doing them. It may be because that is what they have always done, what somebody told them to do, or because they read about it in a book or standard.
When an organization is focused on avoiding failure, it is very hard to be successful. Operational risk is basically about the things that can go wrong in day–to–day processes that can trip you up. It is impossible to eliminate such risk. The best you can hope for is to take a level of risk that is appropriate given the business and what it takes to be successful.
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