The Surprising Ways Your Parents’ Jobs Can Impact Your Work Ethic

October 28, 2015

By: Wayne Baker

Wayne Baker and his research team featured in Fast Company.

“But perhaps the most extensive research on the topic has been conducted by the tag team of Wayne Baker, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and Kathryn Dekas, a people analytics manager at Google who was once Baker’s PhD student.

Their key finding? Your parents are the single most significant factor in determining your work orientation. And the closer your bond, the more likely you are to follow their lead—whether or not you work in the same industry.

Click on the link to read on for more insights from Baker and Dekas on just how Mom and Dad made you the career man or woman you’ve become.