Ten Years From Now…in A decade, the average person will have better working conditions. Women and minorities will have an easier time getting ahead. Andmore of us will be on a first-name basis with someone in India. That,anyway, is what we were told when we polled 2,000 U.S. executives and middle managers this summer. Most of us, it seems, are happy and optimistic. Not to mention bursting with self-esteem: an impossible 90% of respondents believe theyre in the top 10% of performers. If we look at the answers of young people, this poll indicates big changes are ahead in tomorrow’s workplace. Young execs andmanagers are far less likely than their elders to put work first in their lives or to be content with their bosses. And what to make of this tidbit? People under 30 are more likely to have accidentally called their boss Mom or Dad.
Big Love For Small Companies 54% of people in small companies* like their jobs a lot, vs. 44% of people in big companies.**THE FUTURE
A Friend In BangaloreAre you on a first-namebasis with someone who works in India?THE FUTURE
Fear in The Workplace Which of these scares you the most?THE FUTURE
We Are The Champions 90% of managers think they’re among the top 10% of performers in their workplace.THE FUTURE
But How’d we Live Without It? 36% say people got more done before the era of e-mail.THE FUTURE
The Best Boss? Which person wouldyou most like to be your direct boss?THE FUTURE
Early Plans To Retire More than 1 in 4 workers 55 and older say they expect never to retire. Only 1 in 10 under age 30 says the same.THE FUTURE
Dream JobsClockwise from top left: the government; Google; the place I’mworking now; Goldman Sachs. Which of these places would you most like to work?THE FUTURE
Best Workers Are you one of the top 10% of performers in your company?THE FUTURE
Priorities, Priorities Do you live to work or work to live?THE FUTURE
If Only They Could Cook! 6% of respondents under age 30 said they’ve accidentallycalled their boss Mom or DadTHE FUTURE
When It’s Your Turn To Be The Boss… Things are going to be a lot hotter! Teams are going to be that much more demanding. And everyone will consider himself / herself a TOP performer.