Helicopter Parents in the Workplace: It Happens and It Needs to Stop

The concept of helicopter parents buzzing around the workplace, just like they hovered and swooped on the elementary school soccer field, sounds like a joke. No doubt you’ve heard of this phenomenon — parents sitting in on interviews or calling to re-negotiate a child’s compensation package. NBA recruit Lonzo Ball has recently received a ton […]

Managing Millennials Q&A: What Benefits Do Millennials Really Want?

Managing Millennials Q&A: Why Are Employees Late?

Note to readers: This is the fifth post in my new series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships. Each month I’ll tackle a question and provide some advice for managers and millennials (and, of course, millennial managers). I hope […]

Generation Z: What Every Employer Needs to Know

While millennials in the workplace have dominated our thinking about generations for years, we are learning more every day about their successors: Generation Z. Now is officially the time to get serious about Gen Z (the generation born approximately 1998 and later), especially if you hire interns or entry-level employees. The good news is that […]

Lazy. Selfish. Financially Flighty. 5 Millennial Myths Busted

We’ve all heard so many myths about millennials. And, of course, they’re mostly super negative.  If you’re a regular reader of my blog (thank you!), have heard one of my presentations or have watched my TEDx talk, you know I spend a lot of time trying to dispel millennial myths, especially among different generations at […]

What are the Different Generations in the Workplace? Your Definitive Guide

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When we talk about generational differences, it’s easy to fall into overly generalized stereotypes: Baby Boomers are responsible. (Funny, they used to be called the “Me Generation.”) Millennials are slackers. (Wait, wasn’t that Gen X?) Gen Xers are neglected middle children. (Paging Jan Brady.) Gen Zs march to their own drum. (Like…every generation before them?) […]

Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

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In my “Now Trending” series, I curate recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! To Keep Your Job, Quit Trying to Be Perfect Is the key to getting ahead at work that you always need to be the […]

What Millennials Want in a Workspace

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U.K.-based eco-friendly building company Pod-Space uses building-design and technology skills to create stylish eco pods for use as offices and other additional space. Earlier this year Pod-Space surveyed employees across the U.K. to find out what they seek in an inspirational office space. I recently spoke to Co-founder Michelle Lord to learn more about the […]