A warm welcome to our resident readers at #HopeStreet. An even warmer welcome from the lucky member of our team who is currently sunning himself in glorious Greece! The word on the street is that we (the British Public) are booking holidays; whether they be staycations, or to countries further afield. Dare I say we are experiencing a ‘new normal’, or should I say 'rhythm’ (is there such a state as 'normal’?). A rhythm where we can go on our summer holidays, where we can enjoy a socially distanced beer in a pub, where our kids aren’t driving us a little stir crazy with home-schooling requirements, and where face coverings are mandatory.
In England, we can now frequent gyms and indoor centres for recreational activities. The link between physical exercise and mental health is long proven; and it is the latter which we have seen addressed in the media this week. There has been a stark increase in call-ins to mental health charities and agencies. Sincerest thanks to those out there doing good by supporting those who are vulnerable, for example volunteers for the Samaritans
In other news, looking at the world of work, this week appears to have been a week for opinion polls! The aspirational B Corp - who advocate business as a force for good - published results “outlining attitudes towards our current economic system, and the role of business in addressing our profound economic, societal and planetary challenges”. Check out the radically refreshing results here
You will see findings from other polls throughout this issue, as well as some of the best articles out there on diversity and inclusion, establishing a norm that is anti-silos, why we must bust bureaucracy, how coronavirus has transformed innovation, and why 2020 is the year of HR; to name but a few…
Number thirteen, unlucky for some, so goes the old superstition. We don’t so much believe in bad luck, but rather that we can forge our own moods, experiences and outcomes. As we enjoy travelling and socialising in a world somewhat more uncertain than ever, please remember folks, stay safe, and remain positive. The rhythm of life is a powerful beat, after all…