future of 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.


The End of Voice Mail and the Future of Work

January 13, 2015

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I recently led two corporate training sessions for millennial professionals struggling to engage with their Gen X and baby boomer colleagues. While we discussed several macro issues – such as the millennials’ desire for more feedback and training – we also dealt with some of the small issues that cause friction between the generations. The […]

The No. 1 Reason Millennial Diversity Matters for Employers

August 19, 2014

The face of the future American workforce is changing — quite literally. According to the Pew Research Center, 43 percent of Millennial adults (also known as Generation Y) are non-white, which is the highest percentage in American history. And the U.S. Census Bureau projects our country will become majority non-white as early as 2043. But diversity among […]

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Don’t Buy Into These Millennial Myths

August 15, 2014

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As I said in the Tomorrow@Work report for the Hartford’s Trends Forecast, this is the year Millennials will finally be taken seriously as leaders, and we’ll end the Millennial-bashing once and for all. The media is turning a corner from portraying Millennials as “entitled,” “coddled” and “addicted to their smartphones” and realizing they represent the […]

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Organizations with Millennials in Leadership Roles Perform Better

August 8, 2014

Development Dimensions International has released its annual Global Leadership Forecast, and the report finds that organizations with higher percentages of women and Millennials in leadership roles perform better. There’s no doubt Millennials are the future of our organizations, so it’s time to start understanding who they are, what they want from their employers and how […]

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New SHRM Foundation Report Offers Insights into Millennials and the Evolving World of Work

July 8, 2014

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An aging workforce is leading to the departure of many high-level and experienced employees, leaving a huge void of expertise and established skills. At the same time, the Millennials, the youngest generation of employees in the workforce has been found to be restless and hard for employers to retain, according to the Society for Human […]

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When Baby Boomers and Millennials Become Colleagues: An Interview with Lauren Stiller Rikleen

June 17, 2014

Lauren Stiller Rikleen is a nationally recognized expert on developing a thriving, diverse and multi-generational workforce.  As president of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership, Lauren conducts workshops, speaks at conferences, retreats, and professional events, and provides training programs focusing on: unconscious bias; strengthening intergenerational relationships in the workplace; and women’s leadership and advancement.  Lauren […]

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What Millennials Want in a Workspace

May 20, 2014

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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 […]

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Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace: Rotational Programs, the New New SAT and More

March 14, 2014

In my “Now Trending” series, I curate five recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! Can This Online Course Get Me A Job? The online education marketplace continues to evolve with a new initiative to legitimize its role […]

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