Sunday, 2 October 2016

Risk and control matrix

               Commuting.
               Pre - 'potential client time' training sessions.
               Minuting training sessions.
               Drafting and sharing minutes of training sessions.
               Responding to surveys on office timings and on - boarding experience and destinations for the off - site.
               Completing e - learning sessions spanning 5 hours 2 seconds before the deadline.
               Being brought up to date on current affairs during lunch at the client's.
               Town halls. (And lunching afterwards.)
               Team meetings.
               Minuting team meetings.
               Drafting and sharing minutes of team meetings.
               Deciding on a restaurant in which to dine with the team.
               Checking availability of team members for the team dinner.
               Team dinner.
               Brooding on why this job (internship, yeah, all right) at all?
               Swearing to do all it takes to not end up as an uninspired, robotic Excel expert.
             
Betweentimes, this is what we do for businesses:

Risk event (usually a 'lift and shift' from previously prepared documents), (oh, the following piece is an exception)
Control objective (the ideal)
Control(s) in place (the actual)
Mitigating control(s) (not the ideal, yet the something that is supposedly better than nothing; the saving grace, perhaps)
Control gap(s) noted (self - explanatory, I suppose)
Recommendation(s) (the part I have most difficulty with - coming up with solutions)
Cooped up in a routine and losing oneself
Pursuing hobbies despite the inevitable routine
None
Wee bits like reading, bathroom singing and exercise
Blaming the routine for not finding time to keep the blog going / watch that movie / visit that relative / practise singing
Afterthought: Growing too comfortable with routine
Shed insouciance. Find time.
Not travelling enough
Quenching the wanderlust, one step at a time
None
None
1. Not enough money
2. Reluctance to get the rear off the chair
Shed insouciance. Find time.
Not reading enough (non - business)
Reading as much as possible
Reading (more than is advisable) every day
-
None
-
Missing out on the literary treasures around the world
Learning as many languages as possible (assuming languages can be learnt with the aid of the omnipotent Internet)
None
None
Simply not giving it enough thought
Shed insouciance. Find time.
Absolute disconnect from current happenings
Not missing out on bloggable material
None
1. The most talked - about affairs (of the non - romantic kind) seeping into (an otherwise sensation - driven) social media
2. Ramesh Srivats
1. No news app owing to insufficient storage space
2. Ten minute - old newspapers making it to the front and back of the borrowed novel
Shed insouciance. Find time. Flip through the newspaper. Your blog will thank you.
Reading (non - business) with utter disregard to routine work
Trying to strike a balance between both. Trying. Thinking of trying. (All right, I quit.)
NONE (Intentional upper case)
None at all
Manic obsession with reading
Think of it as a forgivable vice.
Being poorly groomed
Looking reasonably well - groomed
None
The fringe in place of middle parting
Insouciance
Shed insouciance. Find time. Indulge.
Growing a paunch (on account of being seated all day among other evils)
Staying fit
1. 15 minutes of exercise each morning*
2. Running club meet every Sunday (if I wake up, that is.)
-
*and the rest of the day seated (not to mention the Sub in the afternoon)
Shed insouciance. Find time. Quit oversleeping.
Dawdling, procrastination
Promptness
NONE AT ALL
None
"The deadline is five hours away".
Shed insouciance. Quit daydreaming. Quit dawdling.
Buckling under pressure from toxic people
Growing strong
None
None
Being provoked easily
Practise insouciance, perhaps.
Losing track of time, glued to smart machines
Judicious use of smart machines
None
None
1. Finding inane browsing compelling
2. Lack of self-restraint
Abstain. (You heard me.)
Lacking technical / business acumen
Mastering technical skills
None
Weekly technical training sessions
Insouciance
Shed insouciance. Find time. Open those e-mails from Investopedia to start with.
Fading into oblivion
Doing something remarkable
Search me
John Green's suggestion that eternal glory isn't really attainable
?!
?!?!
This post amounting to giving away on social media, what our deliverables look like
Escaping disciplinary and financial sanctions
Not attracting too much attention to the blog at the workplace, perhaps.
-
None
-


Risk event (usually a 'lift and shift' from previously prepared documents), (oh, the following piece is an exception)
Control objective (the ideal)
Control(s) in place (the actual)
Mitigating control(s) (not the ideal, yet the something that is supposedly better than nothing; the saving grace, perhaps)
Control gap(s) noted (self - explanatory, I suppose)
Recommendation(s) (the part I have most difficulty with - coming up with solutions)
Cooped up in a routine and losing oneself
Pursuing hobbies despite the inevitable routine
None
Wee bits like reading, bathroom singing and exercise
Blaming the routine for not finding time to keep the damn blog going / watch that movie / visit that relative / practise singing
Afterthought: Growing too comfortable with routine
Shed insouciance. Find time.
Not travelling enough
Quenching the wanderlust, one step at a time
None
None
Not enough money
Reluctance to get the rear off the chair
Shed insouciance. Find time.
Not reading enough (non - business)
Reading as much as possible
Reading (more than is advisable) every day
-
None
-
Missing out on the literary treasures around the world
Learning as many languages as possible (assuming languages can be learnt with the aid of the omnipotent Internet)
None
None
Simply not giving it enough thought
Shed insouciance. Find time.
Absolute disconnect from current happenings
Not missing out on bloggable material
None
1. The most talked - about affairs (of the non - romantic kind) seeping into (an otherwise sensation - driven) social media
2. Ramesh Srivats
1. No news app owing to insufficient storage space
2. Ten minute - old newspapers making it to the front and back of the borrowed novel
Shed insouciance. Find time. Flip through the damn newspaper. Your blog will thank you.
Reading (non - business) with utter disregard to routine work
Trying to strike a balance between both. Trying. Thinking of trying. (All right, I quit.)
NONE (Intentional upper case)
None at all
Manic obsession with reading
Think of it as a forgivable vice.
Being poorly groomed
Looking reasonably well - groomed
None
The fringe in place of middle parting
Insouciance
Shed insouciance. Find time. Indulge.
Growing a paunch (on account of being seated all day among other evils)
Staying fit
1. 15 minutes of exercise each morning*
2. Running club meet every Sunday (if I wake up, that is.)
-
*and the rest of the day seated (not to mention the Sub in the afternoon)
Shed insouciance. Find time. Quit oversleeping.
Dawdling, procrastination
Promptness
NONE AT ALL
None
"The deadline is five hours away".
Shed insouciance. Quit daydreaming. Quit dawdling.
Buckling under pressure from toxic people
Growing strong
None
None
Being provoked easily
Practise insouciance, perhaps.
Losing track of time, glued to smart machines
Judicious use of smart machines
None
None
1. Finding inane browsing compelling
2. Lack of self-restraint
Abstain. (You heard me.)
Lacking technical / business acumen
Mastering technical skills
None
Weekly technical training sessions
Insouciance
Shed insouciance. Find time. Open those e-mails from Investopedia to start with.
Fading into oblivion
Doing something remarkable
Search me
John Green's suggestion that eternal glory isn't really attainable
?!
?!?!
This post amounting to giving away on social media, what our deliverables look like
Escaping disciplinary and financial sanctions
Not attracting too much attention to the blog at the workplace, perhaps.
-
None
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Exaggeration? Clearly. Not.

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