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19 January 2013

BBC adopts its own "simplicity" campain

As reported by the Guardian, just like any bureaucracy, the BBC is holding a Simplicity Week at at one of its HQs, home to Radio 5 Live, BBC Children's and BBC Sport, culminating in a simplicity "brainstorm" on Friday as the broadcaster seeks to identify "60 fixes" in the next six months. Staff have also been invited to make suggestions to a "simplicity hotline" with an as-yet unidentified prize on offer for the best suggestion. An email address is complemented by a more old-fashioned alternative – a suggestion box in the 5 Live kitchen – with business cards left on people's desks to encourage their most creative thinking. What is original but worthwhile is the confirmation that bureaucracy can be entrenched not only in ministries and other public bodies, but also in major corporations public or private.

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