GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A national poll commissioned by
KI, an industry-leading furniture manufacturer based in Green Bay, Wis.,
found that Americans would prefer to keep their current boss rather than
report to a celebrity CEO. (The survey was conducted to mark "National Boss
Day" on Monday, Oct. 16.)
Of the 1,000 adults questioned, 15 percent of respondents would keep
their current boss over Bill Gates (13 percent), Oprah Winfrey (12 percent)
and President George W. Bush (7 percent). Donald Trump and Martha Stewart
squeaked in with 2 percent of the vote, and Michael Scott -- the
hilariously inept honcho on NBC's The Office -- claimed a measly one
The majority, 38 percent, would like to boss themselves around --
giving voice to their inner entrepreneur.
"A top-notch boss and quality office furniture are among the critical
factors that contribute to a pleasant work environment -- one that promotes
productivity, wellness and overall job satisfaction," said Norman Nance,
IIDA, LEED AP, vice president-marketing, KI."
KI manufactures innovative furniture and wall system solutions for
corporate, college & universities, K-12, healthcare and government markets.
The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and operates
sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada,
Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific
needs of each customer through its unique "Market of One" customer service
and manufacturing philosophy. For more information, visit
* Editor's Note: *A total of 1,000 telephone surveys were conducted
with consumers throughout the U.S. Respondents were selected using a
"National Probability Sample," which allows the results to be determined at
a 95% confidence level with an error of plus or minus 3%.
Eric Mower and Associates