How prepared are American businesses to control
the risks they worry about most?
In February 2014, Travelers surveyed more than 1,100 American businesses to learn what they feel are the most serious risks businesses face, and how prepared they feel they are to deal with those risks. While most agree that the world is becoming riskier, many feel unprepared to handle the threats they worry about most.
Results from the first Travelers Business Risk Index suggest they may not feel ready. Most businesses report that the world is getting riskier, but few feel prepared for the risks.View the infographic >
When it comes to risk perception and preparedness, how large a company is, the nature of its business and where it is located appear to factor in many regards.
Controlling risk can be smart business. Of the minority of businesses that feel the most prepared to handle risk, over half were also more likely to self-report higher performance over others in their industry.