SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Remix: How To Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace

Harper Business. May 2019. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9780062880215. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062880239. BUS
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Work environments have shifted radically over the past several decades, and there has been no shortage of think pieces about younger workers challenging traditional workplace norms. Pollak approaches generational differences in the workplace with a more nuanced and positive attitude than most, discussing how managers can successfully navigate issues such as telework, casual dress codes, and open offices in multigenerational teams. Citing research and personal anecdotes from her work as a consultant, the author provides concrete ideas for those seeking to redesign their businesses to suit the modern workforce. Each chapter offers both practical and radical solutions, many based on real-world scenarios related to leadership, mentorship, communication, employee benefits, and other important topics. "Key Takeaways" at the end of each well-structured section make the book easy to follow and to reference later on.
VERDICT For managers or aspiring managers, this provides a fresh, coherent perspective on embracing a multigenerational workplace without relying on stereotypes and inaccurate or harmful assumptions about what workers want.

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