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Poll Results: What part of your business causes you the most frustration?

By July 14, 2009 No Comments

A few weeks back I published a poll I was conducting in LinkedIn entitled – What part of your business causes you the most frustration? Read the original post here.

I acknowledge that small data set doesn’t allow us to treat these results with statistical validity, but I am impressed with the versatility of this free LinkedIn tool. And by paying a fee, you can target a demographically selected audience and get a much wider audience.  If you are a LinkedIn subscriber you can find the Polls application technology and functionality explained here.

Here are the results so far. Hands down, uncommitted people are the biggest source of frustration.

Overall Poll Results

Overall Poll Results

When looked at from a Job Title point of view,  company leadership focuses on overall growth and profit in equal amounts.

Poll by Job Title

Poll by Job Title

Enterprise and large companies represent one third of the respondents and are in agreement that there isn’t enough profit and they are tired of the latest quick fix solutions.

Poll by Company Size

Poll by Company Size

The Job Function view sorely lacks diversity. Sales accounts for half of the responses and lines up as do Enterprise and Large companies voting in equal measure against quick fixes and smaller profits.

Poll by Job Function

Poll by Job Function

The Gender view is very mixed with slightly more men then women saying people are the biggest frustration a third of the time, while the women call out people more than 40% of the time.

Poll by Gender

Poll by Gender

The Age view is interesting. The 55+ cohort have seen enough quick fixes in their careers while the 18-24 group cite growth as the biggest frustration. Perhaps those results are to be expected or at least predicted?

Poll by Age

Poll by Age

What do you think of the LinkedIn Polls functionality? Are you surprised by the results of this poll? What frustrates you most about your business?

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