Project Management

Citizen Development Case Study Round-Up Series: Empowering Your Workforce With Citizen Development


This month we are bringing you real-life stories on how citizen development can have a huge impact on the employees of an organization—in particular the satisfaction, enjoyment and fulfillment they experience from their day-to-day working lives.

May 2021 saw what is now being coined as "The Great Resignation," whereby organizations across the globe witnessed record numbers of employees voluntarily resign from their job roles.

According to eduMe, a whopping 25% of full-time employees were planning to leave their jobs post-pandemic due to two main reasons: firstly, a lack of opportunity to grow and develop in their current organization; and secondly due to an inability to make a difference to business outcomes.

A good and stable paycheck is no longer enough to keep employees happy, and assigning mundane and repetitive tasks to your workforce is a surefire way to contribute to the above statistics.

The future of the modern-day workforce, in particular Gen Z, has a much larger appetite for employee learning and development, and we feel that becoming a Citizen Developer can act as the perfect remedy for organizations struggling to hold on to their talent.

This article contains real-life examples of how our Partners have transformed their customers workforce by enabling them as Citizen Developers, which has had a positive effect on …

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"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars and so on -- whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man -- for precisely the same reasons."

- Douglas Adams