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.