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Hope Street - Issue #2

Welcome readers to this week's edition, which comes amidst an expectation tonight that the UK governm
Hope Street - Issue #2
By Barry, Kirsten, Perry • Issue #2 • View online
Welcome readers to this week’s edition, which comes amidst an expectation tonight that the UK government will address the nation to unveil plans for easing the restrictions we have seen for the last 7 weeks.
In what the government are calling a “roadmap” of how to unlock the UK’s economy, we are waiting on tenterhooks to see what the immediate future will bring. Other countries are ahead of this curve but it feels like a step closer to the sorts of positive conversations we here hope to encourage with the caveat that our immediate health and wellbeing must be paramount.
Therefore, this week’s curated content majors heavily on the issue of workspaces and our hope that we can raise the level of debate on its purpose beyond the simplistic, polarising ‘home versus office’ standoff. Our workspaces are no longer fixed to an office; this new space must allow for creativity, collaboration and focus, even in isolation. What’s your take?
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Who are we ? 
Barry Flack 
Barry’s a seasoned HR pro and has been challenging us for some time now, in his own inimitable style, to rethink our prevailing approach to organisations and our adoption of workplace technology. 
Perry Timms 
Perry’s founder of PTHR, adviser, author and speaker on the transformative power of people professionals; championing Next Stage Organisations and helping create better business for a better world
Kirsten Buck 
Kirsten is Head of Research & External Vigilance at People & Transformational HR, having 10 years experience within learning & development, training and thought leadership event organisations.
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Workplace
To Safely Reopen, Make the Workweek Shorter. Then Keep It Shorter.
The Pandemic May Mean the End of the Open-Floor Office
Goodbye to open office spaces? How coronavirus is reshaping the workplace.
The office - in search of its mojo
The History of Hierarchies
Economy
Covid-19 has blown apart the myth of Silicon Valley innovation – MIT Technology Review
Coronavirus Challenges the European Project
Education
Is L&D Ready for “The New Learning Era”?
Universities have gone from being a place of privilege to a competitive market. What will they be after coronavirus?
Society
Listen: Matthew Taylor on good work and the coronavirus - RSA
Opinion | Another Way the 2020s Might Be Like the 1930s - The New York Times
Cities Must Focus On Fostering Antifragility In The Post-Pandemic World
That's the NOW but what NEXT?
Today, we are all living on Hope Street, standing together - although physically apart - doing our bit to stop the spread of coronavirus, hoping that a new normal emerges soon and protecting the future of our hopeful world. 
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Stay safe and take care.
Barry, Perry & Kirsten.

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