Related to this idea, we know many organizations and workplaces are currently evolving their guidelines and policies. We’re encouraged by the fact that over two thirds of respondents voiced that the policies their organization are enacting will help them achieve their professional goals. Similarly, two thirds agree that the policies will help them achieve their personal goals.
However, we see a disconnect in how individuals voice how well their manager understands their personal and professional goals. As classic management literature preaches, individuals don’t leave companies, they leave managers. There is an opportunity to ensure that managers are developing close understandings of their employees’ aspirations. If this doesn’t happen, all the best organizational policies in the world won’t prevent an employee from eventually growing disenchanted, disconnected, and ultimately finding a new home for their talents.