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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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Avoid Zoom Doom: 10 Ways Managers Can Facilitate Inclusive, Virtual Conversations

May 6, 2020

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Managers like you are used to hosting team meetings. You’ve probably led hundreds of weekly staff meetings. You might have given presentations to your company’s board of directors. Over the years, you’ve perfected your power poses and PowerPoint navigation. But, due to the pandemic, new work-from-home rules have shifted in-person meetings online. Zoom is the […]

I Have Never Managed People Remotely. How Do I Even Begin Now That My Team is Working From Home Because of Coronavirus?

April 2, 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic and many states’ mandates to shelter in place, millions of managers across industries are managing remote teams for the first time. This can feel like a brand new challenge, but my hunch is that you are more prepared than you think. Have you ever worked with a supplier based in […]

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The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback at Work

February 24, 2017

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Do you wonder if you’re giving your employees feedback that can help them excel at their jobs — and feel more included? Chances are, we could all improve at giving feedback at work. In fact, one survey found that 64 percent of employees wanted their supervisor to check in with them at least every two […]

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Funny Business: How Workplace Humor Can Contribute to Success

February 10, 2017

Do you enjoy a good joke during the work day? The problem is that sticky issue of what makes a joke “good” and work-appropriate. Some people love stand-up comedy-type routines – tough to pull off in a work setting (and often cringe-inducing). Others are more into practical jokes and April Fool’s stunts. Again, not funny […]

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5 Must-Know Email Etiquette Tips

January 31, 2017

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ICYMI, we are still in ️ with email in the workplace. In fact, a survey by Adobe found that despite all the chat apps and project management options now available, email volume actually increased in 2016: White collar workers spent 17% more time checking email than the year before. And even though many aspects of […]

7 Secrets to Become a Master of Meetings

September 15, 2015

“Oh yay! A meeting!” said no one, ever. Your typical meeting brings typical complaints: It’s long. Boring. Useless. But make no mistake – your meeting style matters to your career success and becoming a master of meetings will bolster your brand as a leader. I revisit this topic a lot: In fact, when I talked […]

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7 Secrets to Become a Master of Meetings

Millennial Question: Why Does Gen X Love Email?

June 23, 2015

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“You’ve got mail!” Ah, the days when the ding of a new message was exciting rather than annoying. With all the apps and productivity tools designed to help us manage our email and all the effort many devote to achieving “Inbox Zero,” it’s hard for millennials — and many others — to believe that Gen […]

Millennial Question: Why Does Gen X Love Email?