Millennials at Work 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.


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

March 12, 2020

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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?

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

March 2, 2020

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 – […]

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Ikigai: The Importance of Purpose in the Intergenerational Workplace

October 24, 2017

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There is a lot of buzz right now about millennials’ desire for “purpose” in their work. The truth, however, is that a desire for meaning is remarkably intergenerational. Strikingly, the 2016 Global Purpose Index found that 48 percent of Baby Boomers and 38 percent of Gen Xers were purpose-driven, compared to 30 percent of millennials. […]

Ignore the Overhype — Leadership Qualities That Really Are Everything

July 28, 2017

We all know the “it” words for leadership qualities today, those buzzwords that pop up over and over to describe the qualities leader aspire to. Frankly, I’m totally over words like “ninja” and “guru.” But there are several words that are common in today’s management vernacular that really do describe great leaders. If you’re a […]

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Squad Goals: How to Improve Your Team Chemistry

April 14, 2017

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We’ve all been on those teams that just worked: Everyone pulled their weight, stellar work got done, and you had fun doing it. And, of course, we’ve been on teams that were the exact opposite. There’s a reason we call it “team chemistry.” Certain elements react, and the combination can be wonderful … or explosive. […]

Check Out What 3 Out of 4 Millennials Are Planning to Do with Their Careers

April 6, 2017

While much has been made of millennials’ tendency to job hop, there’s another career trajectory they’re embracing: The Break. In fact, one survey found that an astonishing three-quarters of American millennials see themselves taking a career break at some point to take care of kids, older relatives — or just to refresh and recharge. That […]

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Extreme Career Success: An Interview with Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO of Flywheel Sports

April 4, 2017

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EXTREME YOU: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. How could you hear that book title and not want to dive right in? The title won me over right away, as did its author Sarah Robb O’Hagan when I had the pleasure of meeting her for coffee in New York last year. Sarah is CEO […]

High Tech Recruiting Is Not Just for Silicon Valley Startups

February 7, 2017

When you think about using tech tools in recruiting, what comes to mind? Easing the flood of resumes through an applicant tracking system or scouring LinkedIn for intel on potential recruits? With competition soaring for the best employees, it’s time to think more creatively. Companies are pulling out all the stops to attract top-tier candidates, […]

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