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Chris Kane Chris Kane | 17:18 UK time, Thursday, 21 April 2011

Last week I informed our team that BBC Workplace is on a journey of rationalisation and reorganisation which will result in a new look Workplace.

We need to build on our achievements, learn from our successes and challenges and close out the major projects in Cardiff, Salford and W1. But we must achieve a 25% reduction in our staff and contractor costs as part of the BBC’s overall efficiency measures.

Workplace will lose its London centric dominance, with staff split 60/40 between out of London (the focus being on Salford), and the capital.  We will be relocating up to 10 posts to Salford in the near future with a further 20 to 30 posts by the end of 2013/14.

We will continue to operate and change the estate. But as the period of large-scale investment and major projects draws to a close we will adjust the change part of our remit to focus on efficiency and rationalisation.

Our aim will be to "do fewer things better" and help the Operations Group lead the BBC in implementing new, simpler ways of working.

We will continue to be mobile and flexible, but in a much greater way than today. We will be an agile One Workplace team.

We need to leave behind old practices and ways of working that slow us down. Where processes don’t work - change them.

Workplace needs to be ready and able to help make sure the BBC can retain its world-leading position and use these changes as a catalyst for positive change.  We are all part of ONE BBC.

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