The Remix (Hardcover)
How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace
HarperBusiness, 9780062880215, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
The essential guide for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and employees looking to navigate today’s multigenerational workplace, which spans more generations than ever before.
Millennials have only just begun their reign as the largest generation in the workplace. But they are not alone. For the next decade at least, these young professionals will be working side by side with more established generations, including the Baby Boomers who are working longer than ever, and an entirely new group coming up, Generation Z.
This means within any organization, any team, any meeting, any marketing opportunity, you may find any combination of generations. Each of these age groups has their own attitude, expectations, and professional style. To lead and succeed in any organization today, you must adapt to how Millennials work, while continuing to accommodate their older colleagues and paying attention to the next generations coming up. The Remix shows you how to adapt and win through proven strategies that serve all generations’ needs.
As the leading expert on generations in the workplace, Lindsey Pollak combines the most recent data from a variety of authoritative sources with her own original research, as well as detailed case studies from her Fortune 500 clients. Pollak outlines the ways businesses, executives, mid-level managers, employees, and entrepreneurs can handle situations that may arise when diverse styles clash and provides clear strategies to turn generational diversity into business opportunity.
Generational change is impacting all industries, all types of organizations, and all leaders. The Remix is an essential read for anyone who wants to survive and thrive today and into the future.
About the Author
Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times bestselling author, a keynote speaker, and one of the world’s lead-ing experts on Millennials and the multigenerational workplace. She is the author of The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace; Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World and Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders. She has served as an official ambassador for LinkedIn, a Millennial workplace expert for The Hartford, and the chair of Cosmopolitan’s Millennial Advisory Board. A graduate of Yale University, she is based in New York City.
Praise For The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace…
— Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn and coauthor of Blitzscaling and The Start-Up of You
“Today’s leaders need to get the best out of everyone, not just those who think and work like they do. The Remix, with Pollak’s fresh insights and practical tips, will help you blend the best of each generation and design a smarter, better, more inclusive work experience for everyone.”
— Liz Wiseman, bestselling author of Multipliers and Rookie Smarts
“The Remix is an essential guide to making the multigenerational workforce a competitive advantage. Pollak moves us past the stereotypes and toward mutual understanding, inclusion, and teamwork. Through research, strategies, and case studies, The Remix helps leaders, their teams, and organizations thrive in today’s workplace while preparing for tomorrow’s.”
— Dan Schawbel, bestselling author of Back to Human and Promote Yourself
“Eighty-year-old lifeguards! Seventeen-year-old brand advisers! Like much of the workplace, everything we traditionally believed about ‘who does what and when’ is changing rapidly. As one of the original generational communications experts, Lindsey Pollak has written the must-have guide for remixing your diverse workforce into the secret sauce that will guarantee your company’s competitiveness in the years to come.”
— Alexandra Levit, author of They Don’t Teach Corporate in College and New Job, New You
“The Remix offers perceptive analysis, pragmatic advice, and a lively read throughout. Lindsey Pollak provides a unique and smart perspective on how all generations can and must get along in order to create, and excel in, a thriving workplace together.”
— Whitney Johnson, author of Build an A Team and Disrupt Yourself
“In this smart book, Lindsey Pollak celebrates generational perspectives while avoiding stereotypes. A must-read for anyone trying to help diverse teams win at work and life.”
— Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and Off the Clock
“It’s nearly impossible to succeed as an entrepreneur today—or in any career for that matter—if you don’t recognize the reality of today’s multigenerational workforce. In The Remix, Lindsey Pollak provides a cutting-edge blueprint to help you adapt and lead, whether you’re just starting out or are well established.”
— Dorie Clark, author of Entrepreneurial You and Stand Out, and adjunct professor, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
“The Remix isn’t just another business book. It is a timely, engaging and actionable guide that should live on the bookshelves and e-readers of all business leaders who want to take an active role in designing the multigenerational future of work.”
— Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and author of The Gutsy Girl handbook: Your Manifesto for Success