Top Risks for 2018: Disruptive Innovation, Resistance to Change

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Jim DeLoach, Protiviti Managing Director

This article shares some of the top risks identified in Protiviti and North Carolina State University’s ERM Initiative’s [Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2018:] a survey of 728 executives and directors at companies around the world.

In 2017, executives’ concerns about regulations and the global economy created an anomalous spike in the results, elevating macroeconomic risks to the top of the list. Those concerns subsided for 2018, and this contributed to a dip in the overall perceived severity and magnitude of risks. Executive perspectives on the top risks for 2018 have refocused on technology-driven change, and how well organizations are prepared to manage that transformation.

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