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Linked – Hybrid Work Is Just Work. Are We Doing It Wrong?

This article has a bunch of stuff worth reading, especially what makes people feel that going to the office occasionally is worth it. (And no, it’s not to see their boss or be seen by upper management) This topic resonated strongly with me, though, to no one’s surprise:

“The connection between learning and retention is clear: 76% of employees say they’d stay at their company longer if they could benefit more from learning and development support. The numbers rise even higher for business decision makers (+7). In fact, employees consider opportunities to learn and grow as the #1 driver of great work culture, a jump from 2019 when it was ranked #9. So taken as a whole, prioritizing employee learning and growth presents a winning retention formula for organizations—or, alternately, if neglected, could pose an existential threat.”

People want to grow. They want to learn, and they want to develop the skills necessary to remain relevant in industries that are going through constant change. You can provide them with opportunities, or they will go somewhere else to do those things. Those are genuinely your only options. Change happens way too fast now for you to sit back and not help your people change with the times. Career stagnation is career death.

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