Becoming the Boss Archives | Lindsey Pollak's Blog

Millennial and Multigenerational Workplace Expert Lindsey Pollak's blog covers future of work topics. Dive in below to learn how to navigate these unprecedented times in the workplace.


Offering Online Trainings During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Make Sure You’re Reaching All Generations of Employees

April 9, 2020

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With much of the United States workforce sheltering in place, many work projects have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. In response, some companies have begun offering workplace training programs to make the best use of employee time.  Many of these trainings are distributed digitally, which makes some employers fear that only Millennials […]

How to Change Your Boss’ Mind About a Promotion By Using a Growth Mindset

March 5, 2020

Did you ever take an IQ test during high school? Was your class ever separated into the “advanced” or “honors” section and the no-name “regular” section? The problem with these assessments is that they often lack context. Rather than revealing each of our unique talents and skills, they simply tell us that some people have […]

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How Do I Manage Remote Workers? Ben & Jerry’s, Slack, and Big Brother

January 9, 2020

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In last week’s article, I wrote about how automation will come into its own in 2020. We will learn more about the ways automation could make us better managers and how it might affect jobs held by humans like you and me. This week’s topic is an offshoot of the automation/tech theme, and it’s on […]

3 Effective, Budget-Friendly Tips for Saying Thanks to Your Employees

November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Today, I want to talk about how to say thanks to your employees without breaking the bank. It’s wonderful to add dollars to a holiday bonus, but money is rarely the top contributor to employee happiness.  Acknowledgement and gratitude, however, go a long way in increasing employee production and long-term job satisfaction. So […]

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The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback at Work

February 24, 2017

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Do you wonder if you’re giving your employees feedback that can help them excel at their jobs — and feel more included? Chances are, we could all improve at giving feedback at work. In fact, one survey found that 64 percent of employees wanted their supervisor to check in with them at least every two […]

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Millennials Manage Differently, and That’s a Good Thing

January 17, 2017

  I’ve shared before that I think it’s time to stop shaming millennials. One of the reasons: They’re no longer all young 20-somethings just starting their careers. More millennials are stepping into management and leadership roles every day. In fact, The Hartford’s 2015 Millennial Leadership Survey found that 80 percent of millennials currently define themselves […]

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