The Global Leadership Forecast looked at the workforce issues affecting 13,124 leaders from around the world, representing 48 countries and 32 major industries.
Millennials present a unique catch-22: Their presence in leadership positions related to the company's growth rate. Companies with a 30% proportion of young people in higher roles saw "aggressive growth," according to the study. When it's more like 20%, they saw "little to low growth" rates. At the same time, they were the least engaged of all the age groups studied, and the most likely to leave within a year.
One narrative would be that organizations most committed to millienial leaders have high growth cultures and strategies that leads to the accelerated growth rates. It is problem worth solving that these young leaders would be highly disengaged and disloyal leaders.