According to a new CareerBuilder survey, most Americans are not into vying for the corner office.
Only one-third of employees aspire to leadership roles. Per the survey, more men than women make up that statistic.
In addition, African Americans and the LGBT population of employees are more likely to aspire to a leadership role than the national average. Plus, 32 percent of disabled workers aspire to leadership positions.
What does this say in terms of leadership itself? How can management motivate a population whose majority doesn’t aspire to become leaders?
For starters, says CareerBuilder, motivation begins with creating a culture of equality. Per the press release, Rosemary Haefner, their vice president of human resources, explains:
“While most workers don’t want a top job, it is important for organizational leaders to promote a culture of meritocracy in which all workers, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation, are able to reach senior-level roles based on their skills and past contributions alone.”
According to the survey, employees at companies promoting aspiring women and minority leaders to excel are less likely to say a glass ceiling will hold them back.