Creating a good research and development plan involves recognizing different potentials. Where most facilities fail is their inability to develop effective and practical risk management programs. Businesses, schools, and any organization undertaking R&D projects should understand the following three components of a good risk aversion and contingency plan:
Identification: The most important step in risk management is knowing what could happen. One cannot fight what one does not know. Research professionals should be adept at singling out potential threats and risks carried by their future projects. This is a free-flowing exercise. Some proposal writers could be hampered by both the largeness and constraints of their imagination, but covering all bases, on paper, should be sufficient precaution.
Appraisal: Once this is done, researchers can assess the likelihood of risks turning into catastrophes. Experts recommend creating a chart that simplifies probability and risk analysis. Immediate threats should be expediently addressed. Conversely, other minor threats can be tackled later, although should not be shelved too long.
Action plan: The first two components are based on ideas. However, any good risk management plan is judged by its implementation. Normally, risk management plans are rolled out during crises. Researchers should then develop plans that are practical, logical, and easy-to-implement so that its devices could spring into action during an actual event. The action plan is actually a list of threat management and mitigation measures.
Researchers can always seek the advice of crisis management professionals for failproof risk management plans.