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Hope Street - Issue #10

Welcome back to our loyal residents, and a warm hello to our growing band of new subscribers! We have
Hope Street - Issue #10
By Barry, Kirsten, Perry • Issue #10 • View online
Welcome back to our loyal residents, and a warm hello to our growing band of new subscribers! We have reached a milestone in the UK– not the health-related one we on Hope Street, hoped for, but one where pubs and hairdressers are now opened to the public. But whilst we’ve each had our differing experiences of lockdown, beyond the proponents of command and control management, there is little appeal of a return to the lifestyle that was running us all into the buffers.
We’ve become aware of new choices. We have seen & approved of the homeless given accommodation; companies bending over backwards so many of us could work from home, and we’ve stopped many people falling through the gaps. This lockdown has allowed us to reflect on poor systems that confine and limit us, and we should use this new found energy to provoke millions of moments of positive change.
So sit back and enjoy as we bring you your weekly dose of actionable tips, tools, surveys, case studies, webinars and provocative content across workplace and society.  And for the weekend that it is:
“A toast to all the people who have stayed positive and hopeful”  - anon.

Sharing a positive message: a socially distanced orchestra perform in Rome!
Sharing a positive message: a socially distanced orchestra perform in Rome!
Friends of the #CoalitionoftheHopeful
Massive gratitude to all those that have helped support and push the newsletter, especially Matt O'Neill, Galen Emanuele, John Amaechi OBE, Neelie Verlinden, Dave Milner, Jason Hingley, James Woudhuysen, Martyn Redstone, Simon Brown, Erin Lynn Raab, Julia Smith, Jenny Streeter, BeTheRipple, Joanna Suvarna, Neil Harrison, CJ Green, Charu Malhotra, Isabel Collins, Darryl Mead, Kate Graham, Ade Adetukasi, Andrew Munro, Neil Usher, Michelle Parry-Slater, Andy Campbell and many, may more. We are very thankful for all your public support.
Elsewhere, the excellent team at Clear Review have been championing an alternative to the entirely toxic annual appraisal for years now. They’ve now developed their own Clear Review Performance Management Academy, a space to connect with peers, learn and share best practises around great performance management. Get over there and help create hopeful work.
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Workplace
Why 'going back' to the office is the wrong language and possibly the wrong choice for employee engagement
No justice, no profits: the fight for racial equality isn’t just in the streets. It’s in the boardroom too
Diversity and Inclusion Survey • Chapman & Co.
Tips to Drive Employee Engagement after a Crisis | myHRfuture
Map your employee experience – Culture Amp
Psychology’s Racism-Measuring Tool Isn’t Up to the Job -- Science of Us
Leading and belonging this Monday morning: Where, Who & Why
Tool - WFH Ergonomic Assessment tool from Herman Miller
'Never be the same': How Slack's CEO sees the future of work
Society
If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?
Complexity, Responsibility and the Illusion of Control
Nobelists: scientists ‘circled the wagons’ over coronavirus threat
Listen Here
Cutting through a lot of the noise out there, we have found the following upcoming events and resources for your perusal. All are free to attend! At Hope Street, we are not here to self-publicise about our own work, so please excuse the exception this week in highlighting two events our very own Perry Timms is part of!

  • From Monday July 6th, each weekday, at the same time and same place, Hope Street resident, Matt Manners and “Inspiring Workplaces” will be hosting a series of case studies and influencer talks. Check it out here!
  • “The Agile Evolution of HR”, with Perry Timms in conjunction with RecWorks, is running on Tuesday 7th July at 12.30pm GMT. Book here.
  • “Workplace Reset: Future” webinar, hosted by TSK Group, featuring three fantastic guest speakers- Dan Pilling, Neil Usher and Perry. You can register here, to join this conversation on Wednesday 8th July at 9.30am GMT.
  • Hope Street fanatic, Kate Graham flagged a podcast chat between David Perring at Fosway and @johnhelmer, covering the impact of COVID-19 on L&D, the recent news about Skillsoft and (drum roll) calls BS on LXPs. Listen here.
  • And finally, the excellent Yulia O'Mahony has flagged a great discusson taking place this Wednesday 8th July at 5.45pm BST, entitled: “Designing A Radically More Inclusive Workplace After COVID”. Register here.
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In the meantime, Stay safe and take care.
Barry, Perry, Kirsten & Alessia
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