Celebrity Dream Boss ΓÇô the UK Decides
If you could pick any boss at all, who would you choose? Alan Sugar? Sharon Osbourne? Victoria Beckham? A recent survey asked UK workers about their ΓÇ£dream bossΓÇ¥. We review the results.
Richard Branson is the UKΓÇÖs ΓÇ£dream bossΓÇ¥ ΓÇô thatΓÇÖs according to a recent YouGov survey. One in five named him as their top choice and we have to admit, given his entrepreneurial spirit and repeated business successes, Branson makes a logical choice. But he wasnΓÇÖt the only celebrity on the list.
While weΓÇÖre slightly baffled by the people whoΓÇÖd choose Victoria Beckham or David Brent as a boss, the most surprising discovery of all is that 14% of UK employees believe they already work for their dream boss.
We round up the complete list below:
Most popular in: Well, just about everywhere, but Branson was particularly popular in the West Midlands, where 33% would like him as their boss.
Least popular in: Wales, where he shares the top spot with Mary Portas.
Most popular in: Northern Ireland, where 19% of workers name her as their top choice.
Least popular in: The North East, where she failed to gain a single vote.
Most popular with: People working for public corporations ΓÇô 14% think his no-nonsense approach makes him the perfect leader.
Least popular with: The charity and voluntary sector ΓÇô only 1% want him as their boss.
Most popular in: Wales, where 13% of workers believe her mix of style savvy and business know-how make the perfect boss combination.
Least popular in: The North East, where like Karen Brady, she scored 0% of the vote.
Most popular in: The North West, and Scotland where she is rated more highly than Scottish celebrity entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne.
Least popular in: Northern Ireland ΓÇô Osbourne scored no votes at all here.
Most popular with: Widowed people ΓÇô curiously, 10% identify Bannatyne as having the qualities of their ideal boss.
Least popular with: People from the West Midland and people with three or more children ΓÇô he got no votes from either group.
Most popular in: The North East, where 4% of workers rate her management potential.
Least popular with: People with three or more children; despite having four children of her own, workers with large families donΓÇÖt see Victoria as boss material.
Most popular with: Married people and Londoners ΓÇô he scored 4% of the vote across each group.
Least popular with: People in the North East, Wales and Northern Ireland were the most savvy when it came to identifying that a) David Brent is a fictional character, and b) HeΓÇÖs famous for being a terrible boss ΓÇô two very good reasons not to vote him the perfect boss.
Most popular with: Divorcees and Welsh people ΓÇô Cowell secured 3% of the vote among each of these groups.
Least popular with: Almost everyone else ΓÇô aside from the people mentioned above, no one was particularly keen on having Cowell as a boss, despite his phenomenal business success.
Current line manager/boss
Most popular in: Northern Ireland where 22% say their current boss is their ΓÇ£dream bossΓÇ¥ ΓÇô which either means Northern Ireland is full of great bosses, or workers are optimistic for a pay rise. Meanwhile, 21% of workers in the charity and voluntary sector also believe their current boss has got it spot on ΓÇô crucial in a sector which relies so heavily on staff giving their time for free.
Least popular with: People in the South East were least likely to rate their current boss, with only 10% describing them as the ideal person to work for.
What do you think? Who is your ΓÇ£dream bossΓÇ¥? What qualities should the perfect boss possess?