Camelot learns to love risk

National Lottery organiser Camelot
is embracing a new work culture in a drive to become more innovative.

Chief executive Dianne
Thompson told the HR Forum aboard the Oriana that the firm had become very risk
adverse as it put together its bid to continue running the Lottery last year.

Camelot successfully
retained its National Lottery organiser status following a battle against Sir
Richard Branson’s People’s Lottery bid in December 2000.  Thompson said that in the aftermath, there was
a realisation that Camelot needed to become more creative.

Said Thompson, “We want
our staff to feel that they can take a few risks – within reason of course.
Creativity and innovation will be applauded.”

Full coverage of the HR Forum on
board the Oriana will appear in the 15th May 2001 edition of Personnel Today.

By Ben Willmott

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