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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.

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Breaking Down Generational Perspectives on Phone Calls, Face-to-face Conversations and Promotions

February 20, 2020

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I’ve seen it many times. After wrapping up one of my presentations, I’m approached by a Baby Boomer or Gen X manager who says, “My young employees just don’t have any common sense! How can I understand them?”

Your Monthly Remix: Job Advice, Millennials and Asking for Feedback

February 10, 2020

Welcome to my first Advice Column, where I answer workplace questions submitted by professionals just like you. Every week, I will adapt three episodes of my brand new podcast, The Work Remix.  Click the links below to stream the individual episodes and hear my answers in greater detail. Episode 1 – “Why Employers Should Care […]

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The Work Remix Podcast has Launched!

February 6, 2020

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To all managers, employees, entrepreneurs and HR enthusiasts, I’ve just launched a podcast specifically for you. It’s called The Work Remix! In each episode of The Work Remix, I answer questions from professionals just like you. (Got one? Ask it here).  The goal of each episode is to give you specific and actionable tools to: […]

14 Easy Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Workplace

January 16, 2020

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 […]

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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 […]

Top 5 Trends for 2020: Generational Integration

January 2, 2020

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 […]

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Generational Labels: Building Bridges or Burning Them?

December 12, 2019

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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 […]

What Does Flexibility Mean in the Workplace? The Answer Might Surprise You

December 5, 2019

“Young People Are Going To Save Us All From Office Life,” cheered the headline of a recent New York Times article that caught my eye. As the article explored, flexibility is often cited as the highest priority for newer professionals as they evaluate jobs. But I would argue that, in our current five-generation environment,  workplace […]

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