The No. 1 Thing People Want Their CEOs to Improve? Vision and Strategy.

Thirty-seven percent of tech workers say their CEO most needs to improve their vision and strategy.

The second-most popular response was “hiring standards” (23%) followed closely by “people skills” (22%). The least popular responses were “integrity” (12%) and “work ethic” (6%).

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By gender

From a gender perspective, men and women answered almost identically. The only significant differences were that 40% of men ranked “vision and strategy” as the top priority compared to 31% of women, and women placed a bit more weight on “people skills” (26%) then men (20%).

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By department

Nearly every department polled by Comparably ranked “vision and strategy” as number 1 except for admin, customer support, HR, and legal. In those departments, people said their CEOs most need to improve their people skills.

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Legal

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The results are from a July 5 reading of an ongoing query on Comparably. More than 10,000 technology workers responded.

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