One of the things which struck me when I worked as in-house designer on Harrods.com last year, was the length of time it took to get a new design approved in such a large organisation. Today I was musing on how the opposite is true for the work I do now that I am self employed. For instance, I maintain easyworld's website for BMG Records, and when I received the news that their new single has gone to number 1 on The Amp music TV channel and is heading the same way on The Box, their website was updated almost before the channel knew themselves! No approval process required.
And BMG are bigger than Harrods.