Updated October 8 at 5:08pm

Creating better workers

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Creating better workers


I play a role in how well my employees succeed.

• True – 100%

• False – 0%

I am most happy when my employees:

• Perform their jobs beyond expectations – 60%

• Express interest in growing with the company – 36%

• Demonstrate talents in other areas of the company – 0%

• None of the above – 4%

I currently employ people who aren’t working up to their potential.

• True – 48%

• False – 40%

• Not sure – 12%

I’m more likely to help an employee succeed by:

• Giving challenging or interesting assignments in their field of expertise – 45.8%

• Realistically assessing their talents and interests – 33.3%

• Providing additional training – 20.8%

• None of the above – 0%


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