Dialogue Classic – BBC Worldwide people director: Have global goals but local ideas

Kirstin Furber sets a single strategy then allows regional teams to bring their own ideas to the table, finds Ben Walker

The key to making a worldwide business a success is to allow local offices to find their own way to global goals.

That is the view of BBC Worldwide’s head of people Kirstin Furber.

In an extract of a major exclusive interview to be published in the December issue of Dialogue, Furber reveals the HR secrets of success for leading a global business.

BBC Worldwide – the global commercial arm of the UK’s public service broadcaster, the BBC – does business in over 200 territories, with annual sales of over £1 billion. It returned a record £226.5m to the BBC in 2014/15.

You can hear an extract of Furber’s conversation with Dialogue editor Ben Walker here…