I'm sure that many of us, both in the risk management industry and more broadly, have felt paralyzed by the events of the last year. I definitely agree with the sentiments in Joanna Makomaski's recent article though - rather than becoming overburdened with trying to prepare for unforeseen circumstances, now may be a good time to focus on preparing for, and working to mitigate, risks that we know are more likely to happen.
This is not the time to lose faith in the steady discipline of risk management. It is in such stunning times, when things feel incredibly unstable, even upside down, that risk management is most needed. We can not let the introduction of unexpected elements blindly create new risks for organizations.