Corner Office Ain't All It's Crackek Up to Be

It turns out that the corner office with a big picture window might not be the ticket to workplace bliss after all.

A recent online poll by ExecuNet of more than 2,100 executives revealed that more than half are not satisfied with their jobs. Roughly half of those who responded said they plan to leave their positions within a year.

Topping the list of reasons for job dissatisfaction were: lack of advancement options, friction with their bosses, and misalignment with the workplace culture. Sales managers and IT executives were the least happy, based on poll results.

For dissatisfied executives, however, changing jobs may not be a permanent fix in the happiness quotient department. HR managers who responded to the poll said executive job dissatisfaction tends to surface around 14 months after they take the position.

Great Lakes HR Now Newsletter


About KappaDiva
Learning Leader Tech Ed Advocate Empassioned Educator Perpetual Student Professional Learner Chief Learning Officer Tonya is a learning leader, instructional design, performance support and multimedia communications professional, with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, information systems, instructional design and training, web and creative design, internal and external marketing, PR and communications, social media, service excellence, leadership development and non-profit operations management. She is currently Director, Staff Learning & Development, Teach For America; President, A2ATD; principal and Chief Learning Officer of Kappa Beta Technology & Instruction; grad student at The University of Michigan; and author of the Learning Leader Blog (,) an emerging technologies resource for 21st century educators. She current is living in Macomb County, MI, with her cat and several Mac and iOS devices.

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