Leadership and career development in 2019

The largest independent report on the impact of leadership and career ladders.



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


51% of design organizations use a hybrid model

Average number of designers

The average design organization is 11


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


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