Nearly 40 per cent of workers would not recognise their company's managing director.
In a recent online survey conducted by Select Appointments, 39 per cent of the 475 employees polled said they wouldn't have a clue what their MD looked liked.
Rebecca Bunney, marketing and communications manager of Select, said: "Our latest on-line survey revealed some disturbing data.
"Ideally, managing directors should be setting a good example in terms of building their corporate culture and raising staff morale, to help reduce attrition rates."
By Quentin Reade