Whom do your co-workers look up to more, you or your boss? According to a recent Randstad survey, employees said that besides their parents, their co-workers were the most influential people in their lives.
When asked, “Who is your most influential role model?” employees said:
My boss 25%
Leader at my company 22%
What do people look for in a workplace role model? Honesty, a positive attitude, trustworthiness, intelligence, confidence and compassion for others, reports the survey.
What about being successful in business? It doesn’t even rank in the top 15.
Source: 2009 World of Work Topic Report, Randstad.