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Lindsey Pollak

How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace

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    Accepting multigenerational differences

    The first step to leading and succeeding in a multigenerational workplace is to accept that five different working generations are present today: baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, Gen Z, and the Silent Generation.

    So, the first step in creating a successful multigenerational workplace is analyzing which generations among employees are over- or underrepresented. This can act as a key indicator for how you implement new strategies – like a digital-first approach, for example. Maybe you have younger generations team up with older ones for digital training sessions. Maybe you have the older generations then lead another session on client relations. Everyone should play to their strengths and assist one another.

    Understanding different generational expectations and skills in the workplace can help companies maintain strong relationships with their employees, encourage personal and professional growth, and improve leadership. Never expect that one strategy will apply to all employees.

    Every generation has a different way of thinking, learning, and leading. These differences are what makes each generation unique – and businesses need to embrace that. It’s important to stop shaming other generations and to start empathizing with them. We all have our own ways of doing things, and it takes an open understanding of those differences to generate a healthy workspace. 

    The idea here is simple: rather than changing what works, we should learn to adapt and add. Just because different generations do things differently doesn’t mean they have to compete in a hostile work environment. The reality is, we shouldn’t feel so detached from one another. 

    As we apply more multigenerational fundamentals to the workplace, we can move toward a nongenerational workplace that embraces a timeless approach both to business strategy and employee and leadership growth.

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    What is The Remix about?

    The Remix (2019) illustrates the importance of creating and maintaining a multigenerational workspace that is inclusive to all. Combining recent data, independent research, and case studies from Fortune 500 companies, it shows teams how to embrace diverse working styles and turn potential clashes into opportunities.

    Who should read The Remix?

    • Career enthusiasts
    • College graduates transitioning into the workplace
    • Managers looking to improve their leadership skills

    About the Author

    Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times best-selling author who is a leading expert on the multigenerational workplace. She has written multiple books on the topic, including Becoming the Boss and Getting from College to Career.

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