I'd Rather be an Athers Than a KP or a Beefy, Say British Workers

Solihull, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 24, 2009 -- British employees see themselves most like former England Cricket captain Mike Atherton in the workplace, according to a poll by Ashes title sponsor, npower. According to the research of over 1300 UK workers, one in four (23 percent) see themselves as having an ‘analytical’ business personality like Atherton, rather than the flamboyancy of Kevin Pietersen.

A close second was David Gower, with 19 percent of workers saying they adopted his ‘laid back’ style in the workplace. Ian Botham (leading from the front) was third with 15 percent of the vote, before Kevin Pietersen (flamboyant) and Nasser Hussain (intense) took fourth and fifth place with four percent and three percent of the vote respectively.

Julia Lynch Williams, director of energy services at npower said: “As title sponsors of the Ashes, we conducted a light-hearted exercise to see if leadership and workplace styles on the cricket field carry over into businesses. While cricket fans love the flamboyancy of Kevin Pietersen, it is clear a more thoughtful, analytical approach adopted say by Mike Atherton is what the average worker could most identify with!”

Which cricket leadership style most applies to you? - Mike Atherton – analytical - David Gower – laid back - Ian Botham – lead from the front - Kevin Pietersen – flamboyant - Nasser Hussain - intense

Go to [http://www.npower.com/businessashes] for more information

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Press Release Submitted On: July 23, 2009 at 9:56 am
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