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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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Coronavirus Confrontation: How to Deal with Conflict when Working Remotely

May 7, 2020

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Stress and uncertainty can bring out the ugly sides of some people. Faced with fight or flight, some of our colleagues, unfortunately, choose to fight, lashing out at others to impose a sense of control.  This behavior might not look like a full-blown shouting match, but you might have noticed an increase in mean, insensitive […]

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

April 30, 2020

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 […]

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The Monthly Remix: Dealing with Job Insecurity During Coronavirus, Tips for Managing Remote Workers, Millennial “Common Sense” and Creating a Culture of Apprenticeship

April 6, 2020

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Welcome to the Monthly Work Remix, where I answer career and workplace questions submitted by professionals like you. Every month, I’ll adapt episodes of my brand new podcast, The Work Remix, into a reader-friendly advice column. Click the links below to stream the individual episodes and hear my answers in greater detail. Note that some […]

Chatbots vs. Networking Luncheons: How to Develop Your Millennials’ Communication Skills for the Sales Workplace

March 12, 2020

Chatbots and automatic sales funnels are all the rage in online marketing. You may have had a Millennial or Gen Z employee mention a new website widget in last week’s team meeting. Eyes beaming, they gushed about how their widget will warm leads while cutting down on work hours.

But doesn’t this miss the whole point of sales?

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Your Monthly Remix: Millennial “Common Sense” and Management Strategies for Young Leaders

March 2, 2020

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Welcome to the Monthly Work Remix, where I answer career and workplace questions submitted by professionals like you. Every month, I’ll adapt episodes of my brand new podcast, The Work Remix, into a reader-friendly advice column. Click the links below to stream the individual episodes and hear my answers in greater detail. Episode 4 – […]

The Work Remix Podcast has Launched!

February 6, 2020

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: […]

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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 […]

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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