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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.


Multigenerational Workplace Challenge: Develop Healthy Conflict Resolution Skills

September 15, 2017

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Disagreement in the workplace is inevitable, particularly when you are passionate about what you do. Add in generational differences and discord can become all but certain. But here’s the thing: Conflict needs to be respectful. Always. Losing your temper or being overly stubborn can mar your professional image. Mastering the art of healthy debate and […]

ICYMI: My Post on Helicopter Parents Struck a Chord

August 15, 2017

Wow. People feel strongly about helicopter parents in the workplace. It seems my July 26 post on helicopter parents in the workplace definitely resonated.   I enjoyed reading each and every comment and thought I would share a few of them in case you missed the lively discussion… Twitter Buzz on Helicopter Parenting I appreciated […]

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August 8, 2017

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If there’s one multi-generational work topic that never goes out of style, it is surely the question of appropriate work dress codes. And, summer…I’m looking at you. In fact, The New York Times ran an article Aug. 2, 2017, titled, “Blame the Millennials? For Men, Shorts at Work Is a Thing.” Two things struck me. […]

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

July 26, 2017

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 […]

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

July 18, 2017

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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 […]

Managing Millennials Q&A: Why Are Employees Late?

Generation Z: What Every Employer Needs to Know

June 30, 2017

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 […]

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Let’s Finally Stop Shaming Millennials and Do This Instead

December 13, 2016

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I recently had the thrill of presenting at TEDx St. Louis Women. (Watch my full TEDx talk below.) This event, held at the gorgeous Peabody Opera House, was one of several TEDx Women events across the country the same day all addressing the theme, “It’s About Time.” It took me all of five seconds to […]

Let's stop shaming millennials - TEDx Talk

Millennials on TV: ‘The Great Indoors’ Is Full of Clichés…and a Few Truths

December 6, 2016

Are you watching the new CBS show “The Great Indoors?” Get your Millennial Cliché Bingo card ready because the sitcom is chock full of them! Everyone gets a trophy: Check. Pingpong tables and beanbag chairs as office furniture: Check. A helicopter mom complaining about her son’s performance review: Check. Older people who can’t effectively use […]

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