Reasons for “The Great Resignation”

Communication was the #1 skill survey respondents felt their managers lack most.

Nearly half of employees have thought about changing careers in the last 12 months, according to The Predictive Index’s survey of nearly 2,000 employees across 15- plus industries for The 2021 People Management Report (https://www.predictiveindex.com/learn/inspire/resources/surveys-reports/people-management-report/). Key findings as to the “why” behind this potential “Great Resignation” include:

  • Burnout is contagious. While 36% of respondents said they feel their manager is burned out, 40% said they feel burned out, and 45% said their team members seem burned out.
  • Lack of communication. Communication was the #1 skill survey respondents felt their managers lack most.
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training Top 100 and Emerging Training Leaders.