2019 DCI ANNUAL REPORT

The largest independent global study on leadership and career development

Participants

Companies

Countries

Industries

Highlights

Top themes in this year’s report

Leadership

Companies who invested in leadership development had a 50% higher employee engagement and up to 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.

Millenials

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

Hiring

The hiring process is fundamentally broken and design challenges exercises continue to be hotly debated.

Career development

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

Organizational models

How are design teams organized

%

Hybrid

%

Centralized

%

Decentralized

Attrition

Top reasons people left their last role
  • Poor leadership/management 47% 47%
  • Lack of career path 35% 35%
  • Lack of meaning/purpose 31% 31%
  • Stopped learning 28% 28%
  • Better opportunity/pay 18% 18%
  • Hostile work environment 18% 18%

Inside Out

Part of a team or consultant

%

Team of 2+

%

Sole designer

%

Consultant

51%

Actively looking

Over half of employees are actively looking for new opportunities due to poor leadership/management. 

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