Information Superhighways

How does information we need for decision making flow through the human body to the brain?

The brain gets information from ‘the extremities of our organisation’ (our body) via our five senses: hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste.

And how is this information channelled through the body?

Via the central nervous system.

Where is the main information superhighway for the central nervous system?

The spine.

How much do we value our spines as human beings?

A lot!

And how much do organisations value their “spine”, the information superhighway of the organisation?

Well David Thodey of Telstra valued the spine a lot (see my blog from last week). However, in my experience many organisations do not. And that is why your enterprise risk framework must address the issue to ensure bad news can flow as readily as good news.

You can read more about Thodey and how I use this information superhighway analogy in Chapter 5 The End Game from my book Risky Business: How Successful Organisations Embrace Uncertainty.

Stay safe!