Survey: Entrepreneurship More Appealing Than the C-Suite

Workers once aspired to climb the corporate ladder and become top executives.  Now they’d rather be entrepreneurs, show survey results.

Intelligent Office, a virtual, professionally staffed office space for mobile executives and small businesses in North America, released an infographic today with highlights from its Work IQ survey conducted earlier this year.  The survey looked at four different work styles:  Corporate Executive, Professional, Entrepreneur and Independent.

Out of more than 1,000 people who responded to the online survey, almost two thirds (65%) said they wanted to work as an entrepreneur or independent.  Not a single respondent, however, aspired to work as a corporate executive.

Why don’t people want to be corporate executives anymore?  Tom Camplese, Intelligent Office’s Chief Operating Officer, thinks it’s due to “a paradigm shift happening in our culture as it relates to work style.”

Other survey findings:

•  Sixty one percent of the people surveyed want more flexible work hours than the traditional 9-to-5 day.

•  More than half (55%) of the respondents want a quiet and private workspace rather than a crowded or noisy one.

•  Nearly half (45%) feel that technology remains an invaluable resource.

•  More than half (56%) still prefer business or business casual dress, versus 22% who prefer casual.

More information about the survey can be found here.


About Lynne Strang

I'm a freelance writer who helps organizations and individuals meet their marketing and communications goals. I am also the author of "Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40." To learn more, please visit my website:
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4 Responses to Survey: Entrepreneurship More Appealing Than the C-Suite

  1. I really found this quite interesting, thank you for sharing it and have a nice evening 🙂

  2. revbunmi says:

    Reblogged this on revbunmi and commented:
    Growing trend

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