First off, the headline is accurate, it is very likely that your company doesn’t care about really developing you, unless they have a specific benefit from it. Secondly, this is just a sad statement on management today:
“Unfortunately, organizations today are unknowingly leaving employees with skill gaps and blind spots that can derail careers and organizational effectiveness. And managers aren’t helping. Too worried about their own hides, most managers don’t have time or energy to focus on anyone else’s. In fact, Korn Ferry found that when managers rated themselves on 67 managerial skills, “developing others” came in dead last.”
If we stop to consider that most managers, and workers, generally rate themselves about average, despite the obvious reality that not everyone can be above average, what does the fact that managers ranked developing others as the worst thing they do say about managing?
It means that the reality is probably even worse, it’s not just one thing most managers don’t do well, it’s the one thing they don’t even care about doing well.
That’s why each of us has to take care of our own careers, and our own development.