Matthew Leitch’s lastest survey holds some interesting findings for anyone seeking approval for a new project and program in an area of high uncertainty. Amongst his findings:
- Effect 1: Obvious higher priority activities and uncertainties tend to have been thought about more already, reducing the chance of finding further worthwhile improvements. The focus should be on changes and on activities whose importance has previously been underestimated.
- Effect 2: New ideas are more likely to lead to new improvements than ideas that have already been considered and perhaps are in use already.
Visit his website to read the full findings and the survey results.
Matthew Leitch is author of Gower Publishing’s Intelligent Internal Control and Risk Management.