If You're A Workaholic, It May Have Come From Your Parents (VIDEO)

12/06/2013 11:51 am 11:51:55 | Updated Feb 05, 2014

Whether you're a workaholic or you can't wait for the clock to strike 5 every day, you can thank your parents for the way you look at work.

Some people are incredibly career-driven, while others find their passion in their personal lives and work simply to support their lifestyle. Those are examples of the "work orientation" that defines the way every employee approaches work each day.

A new study from the University of Michigan has found that each individual's work orientation is largely influenced by that of their parents.

That is certainly true for Zack Rosenberg, the founder of DoGoodBuyUs. Rosenberg told HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd that he's taken his career cues from his parents and their parents.

"There's no question about it. It's a generational thing. Both my parents were entrepreneurs, both their parents were entrepreneurs, their parents were entrepreneurs," Rosenberg said.

And the trend seems to be continuing with Rosenberg's own 6-year-old son.

"I brought him to my father's office, and he's like, 'Grandpa, do you think I could be the boss today?'" Rosenberg said. "Of course my dad was like, 'Sure.' So he went and grabbed a tie off the back of his door, runs around the office and starts saying, 'Hey, are you guys working? Are you guys working? Alright, just making sure!'"

Catch the full conversation about parents' influence on their children's work ethic at HuffPost Live HERE.

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