National Survey From KI Finds Workers Wouldn't Swap Boss for Celeb CEO

Oct 05, 2006, 01:00 ET from KI

    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%.
     Melissa Hantman
     Eric Mower and Associates