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2019 Design Career Index Report

The largest independent global study on leadership and career development

Participants

Companies

Countries

Industries




Highlights

Top themes in this years' report

Leadership

Companies who invested in leadership development had a 50% higher employee engagement and 250% longer employee retention

Organizations

51% of design organizations use the hybrid model

Average number of designers

The average size of a design organization is 11

Millennials

Millennials make up over half the workforce, creating new challenges and opportunities for companies

Hiring

The hiring process is fundamentally broken and design challenge exercises continue to be a hotly debated topic

Career development

71% of companies lack any formally documented career progression for employees


Attrition

Top reasons people left their last role

47 %

Poor leadership/management


35 %

Lack of career path


31 %

Lack of meaning/purpose


28 %

Stopped learning


18 %

Better opportunity/pay


18 %

Hostile work environment



Organization models

How do design teams organize

Hybrid

51%


Centralized

24%


Decentralized

26%



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