Difference between Risks and Issues
As we mentioned at the beginning of the tutorial, in simple terms, a risk is anything that might arise that will stop us from achieving something.
So, what if this potential threat becomes an active problem requiring to be dealt with now. Is it still a risk?
Well, if this risk has not been managed properly or nothing could have been done to stop it and it has impacted the Council, it is now an issue.
The best way to remember the difference is that:
Another working definition that has been mentioned recently is "if you can smell it, it's a risk. If you're in it, it's an issue" Think about it!!
Anyway, here's a little test to ensure you understand the difference. Pen and paper ready!
Just in case you are struggling, here's one answer for you! When you've finished, click the arrow to get all the answers. Hope you are making an effort to join in!!
1. It's an Issue.