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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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Managing the Multigenerational Law Firm

July 2, 2020

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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’ […]

My Internship Was Canceled Because of Coronavirus. Now, What Do I Do?

June 25, 2020

Recently, I’ve given advice to college graduates looking for jobs in one of the most stressful and unprecedented economies in history. That’s not an exaggeration.  But graduates aren’t the only young people dealing with the fallout of the pandemic. Many college freshmen, sophomores and juniors have had plans canceled as well. Many of you were […]

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Should College Graduates Accept Job Offers with Lower Salaries during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

June 22, 2020

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In this post, I respond to a concern I’ve heard from many college graduates entering the job market during the coronavirus pandemic. College graduates tell me that they are torn between taking any job offer available and holding out for a salary that meets their expectations. They know the economy is weak, but at the […]

Amplifying Black Women’s Voices

June 16, 2020

This is not a time of business as usual. Like so many of you, over the past few weeks I’ve been dedicating significant time and attention to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, learning more about and from Black Americans and taking action to promote and financially support the organizations working for racial justice in […]

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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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14 Easy Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Workplace

January 16, 2020

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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 […]

Gen X, The Forgotten Middle Child: Is it any wonder that our theme song is “Don’t You Forget About Me?”

September 9, 2019

If you want to know how Gen X feels, look no further than a recent news segment. As CBSNLive reported on generations, their chart looked…well, wrong. Hmmm…what could be missing? Just Gen X. Forgotten. Again. That’s right; it often feels as if we don’t exist AT ALL. It is not uncommon in my workshops on […]

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