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    Posted by Paul in Alversoke (U14457456) on Thursday, 20th December 2012

    I don't know enough about the BBC or the specifics of the Saville issue to comment on them. However, I suspect that the underlying cause is one that is endemic throughout organisations today. When interviewing prospective employees, there are 3 basic questions asked:
    1 can this person do the job?
    2 will this person do the job?
    3 will this person fit in?
    In my 30 odd year career, I have seen the priority shift from 1 to 3.
    Many organisations are managed by people whose priority is fitting in at the expense of doing the job properly.
    Those who put the job first, find their progress held back.
    Putting political animals into head organisations will only exacerbate this.

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    Posted by banjax (U14499510) on Thursday, 20th December 2012

    I don't know enough about the BBC or the specifics of the Saville issue to comment on them. However, I suspect that the underlying cause is one that is endemic throughout organisations today. When interviewing prospective employees, there are 3 basic questions asked:
    1 can this person do the job?
    2 will this person do the job?
    3 will this person fit in?
    In my 30 odd year career, I have seen the priority shift from 1 to 3.
    Many organisations are managed by people whose priority is fitting in at the expense of doing the job properly.
    Those who put the job first, find their progress held back.
    Putting political animals into head organisations will only exacerbate this. 
    Forgive me PaulUpperBasildon I don't have a clue to what you are writing about. Please explain.

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    Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Thursday, 20th December 2012

    Now I am going to hazard a wild guess that it is about the Management (or not) of the BBC.

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Thursday, 20th December 2012

    I don't know enough about the BBC or the specifics of the Saville issue to comment on them 

    Sorry but that comment begs the question: Why are you commenting?

    smiley - blackcat

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    Posted by stevefb (U14977970) on Thursday, 20th December 2012

    I suspect that the underlying cause is one that is endemic throughout organisations today. When interviewing prospective employees, there are 3 basic questions asked:
    1 can this person do the job?
    2 will this person do the job?
    3 will this person fit in?
    In my 30 odd year career, I have seen the priority shift from 1 to 3.
    Many organisations are managed by people whose priority is fitting in at the expense of doing the job properly.
    Those who put the job first, find their progress held back.
    Putting political animals into head organisations will only exacerbate this. 
    Sadly, I think your analysis is spot on.

    I have witnessed much the same over my career in both the public and private sectors.

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    Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Thursday, 20th December 2012

    Yes, I agree. I think the other mist interesting and valid point that the OP makes is that once could and indeed should actually look at this report without the smokescreen that, to some extent, the savile case and Newsnight to broadcast/not to broadcast has involved.

    The malaise is bigger than that. The Savile affair is merely the catalyst that has brought into the open the lack of leadership (the biggest issue I believe) anywhere in a massive national organisation.

    Perhaps NN would like to apply the terms of reference of the Pollard Report to:
    The NHS; Education Department; The Police Force to start with.

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