The Church of England is inviting people who have not been for a long time, to give it another try. They are making Sunday the 27th of September the day to go for. You may think this has nothing to do with you and absolutely nothing to do with Risk Management. Well, you might be wrong. At best you could be half right. This article explains why.
Are you someone who used to go to church or Sunday School or something similar and stopped going for some reason that you may still regard as valid, or now, with hindsight, you may think was a poor reason? You might have toyed with the idea of trying again. Perhaps at a different church. But it was never the right time. Yet the longer you leave it the harder it will be, from your point of view, to come back. You think you will look stupid. Anyway you are not sure you would know what to do. You don’t know your way round the Prayer Book or the Hymn Book. You don’t know anyone there, nowadays. Or worse still, you do! What will they think?
If you can identify with any of the thoughts and feelings I have just mentioned, Back to Church Sunday is for you! It has been going for a number of years now in the Church of England in the North West. I do not know about other denominations or other areas. Churches will be inviting people to come along and see how they get on. They will be making their services easy to join in. Explaining things. Using modern language. Hopefully you will not be the only newcomer, or semi-newcomer, there. Even if you are, nobody will think the worse of you for seeming (or being) a little lost.
It will be on the last Sunday in September, the 27th. This year they will be doing something similar for their Harvest Festivals and for Remembrance Sunday too.
Of course if you have never been, you will still be welcome and might find this a good day to see what it is all about, but if you have no intention of going, ever, then it is obviously not for you. But…
How can there be a but?
But… what other areas of life, and especially business, do you think my earlier comments relate to? What else are you putting off or unsure how or when to do anything about them? Reviewing your business? Having a Health and Safety Audit? Having a financial audit? Reviewing your Risk Register? Creating one? What has changed in your business recently? Are the controls that have worked up to now going to be appropriate for the future?
Should we have a Back to Risk Management Day or something like it?