Don’t Change What Works

Lindsey Pollak workplace expert speaker

In my book, The Remix, I offer seven “rules for remixers.” Rule #6 feels particularly relevant right now: Don’t change what works.

Managing the Multigenerational Law Firm

This article originally appeared in Law Practice Today June 2020. While law will always be among the more conventional industries, successful firms know that they have to pivot to meet the needs of new generations of employees. I frequently work with law firms on multigenerational workplace success plans and have been impressed with many firms’ […]

Beyond Zoom: 3 Tips for Managing Employees Online during COVID-19

Coronavirus has forced millions of families to attempt homeschooling for the first time ever. My family is no exception. It sure has been a transition with unique frustrations and learning curves.  On the one hand, my family and I have had to adjust to an entirely new set of logistics. No more checking whether my […]

How to Manage People Older than You

Alina Morse is thirteen years old, and she’s already become the face of a multi-million-dollar company. (For context, thirteen-year-old Lindsey was playing mediocre middle school field hockey and doing a little neighborhood babysitting). Together with her dad, Alina solved a problem every kid faces. She created a lollipop that was actually good for teeth!  In […]

14 Easy Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Workplace

After a great response to my recent post on saying thanks to employees, I began thinking about small actions that lead to big results. For example, knowing a junior employee’s name can be more impactful on that person’s motivation than a $1,000 bonus.  Then I came across this Harvard Business Review article on tips to […]

Top 5 Trends for 2020: Generational Integration

How many 2020 top trend prediction posts have you read already? Four? Eight? A dozen? I know… ‘tis the season for speculation. I do hope this list adds a fresh perspective.  As a keynote speaker, every year I am privileged to interact with thousands of employees across multiple industries around the country. I get to […]

Generational Labels: Building Bridges or Burning Them?

In recent weeks, the meme “OK Boomer” has dominated the headlines of many major news outlets. It seems that the phrase, as young people reject the authority and opinions of their elders, represents a growing animosity between generations. I wrote an op-ed for Newsweek about this phenomenon. You know the stereotypes: “Millennials are entitled.” “Generation […]

Mental Health at Work: Workplace Design Matters for All Generations

My speaking engagements frequently take me to college campuses, where I have the opportunity to connect with professors and administrators about the hot topics on their campuses. For the past few years, I’ve been struck by the number of times leaders at a wide variety of colleges and universities have talked to me about the […]