Percentage of American franchise owners who would not have bought their franchise if they had known then what they know now: 44. Percentage who dont consider their franchise business a success: 53.
Source: Johnson Consulting Inc.
Cost of hangovers to the U.S. economy each year: $148 billion.
Source: Institute of Alcoholic Studies (U.K.)
Number of U.S. companies owned and operated by one family since 1865: 102. The number that are publicly traded: 3.
Source: Family Business Magazine
Percentage of smokers who take seven or more smoke breaks from work each day: 4.5. Of nonsmokers whose biggest complaint about coworkers who smoke is that they get more breaks: 20.5.
Rank of increased flexibility in work schedules, more autonomy in making decisions, more variety in work projects and more collabo-ration with others as the most important elements in increasing job satisfaction: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Source: survey by Menlo Park, Calif.-based Office Team
Percentage of IT managers who have received work calls while on vacation: 23. Percentage who dread going back to work after vacation for fear of the problems theyll face: 72.
Source: Information Week
If asked to choose between more time or more money, percentage of Americans who choose more money: 56.
Source: Roper ASW
Percentage of executives who say improving customer satisfaction is their top worry: 73.
Source: Lynne Hodge Real Learning Company
Percentage of college students responding to a survey on procrastination who say theyd rather give blood than write an essay: 47. Whod rather pick up trash than write an essay: 22. Who surf the Internet to procrastinate: 76. Percentage of business/marketing majors who believe that procrastination actually helps their grades: 23.