2019 DCI ANNUAL REPORT
The largest independent global study on leadership and career development
Top themes in this year’s report
Companies who invested in leadership development had a 50% higher employee engagement and up to 250% longer employee retention.
51% of design organizations use the hybrid model.
Average number of designers
The average size of a design organization is 11.
Millenials make up over half the workforce, creating new challenges and opportunities for companies.
The hiring process is fundamentally broken and design challenges exercises continue to be hotly debated.
71% of companies lack any formally documented career progression for employees.
How are design teams organized
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%
Part of a team or consultant
Team of 2+
Over half of employees are actively looking for new opportunities due to poor leadership/management.
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