By Rachael Bickerstaff, Inclusion Partner
Over the past six months we’ve listened to colleagues across our business to understand how they experience life at work and how included they feel in what goes on at Co-op.
From this feedback we’ve pulled together lots of interesting things we’d like to share with you – to ask more questions and get a deeper understanding of how our business ticks and what part we can all play to make it a great place to work. We’d love to get your ideas on how we can improve our ways of working: things like access to training and development, making our promotion processes fairer and how we improve how colleagues feel at work.
To do this, on Monday 22 July we’re holding an ‘Inclusive Culture Hackathon’ at Federation House in Manchester. It’s open to colleagues from any part of our Co-op to attend. I know many of you will be asking… what’s a hackathon? Well, it’s a trendy term for when lots of like-minded people come together to talk openly and honestly, work though problems and challenges and come up with some great ideas to move things forwards. Does that sound like it’s up your street? If so, read on…
It’ll be a really interactive day and we’ll ask you to get involved in decision making and problem solving around the topics that are affecting colleagues most. We’ll be sharing some problems with you and ask how our businesses should work together to come up with fixes that’ll benefit all colleagues. Members of our Exec team will also be there to hear your thoughts, so it promises to be an exciting day and a great chance to spend time with colleagues across the business and make a difference.
If you’d like to join us, you can register by completing this invitation. Spaces are limited so register now and don’t miss out.