Scary or Savvy Statistics?

Linda LaitalaBusiness, Employees, Leadership, ManagementLeave a Comment

Numbers may make your head swim, but numbers often tell a story more vividly than words.


  • 53% of Americans are unhappy at work
  • 79% of employees who quit their jobs cite ‘lack of appreciation’ as their reason for leaving
  • 67% of millennial’s are looking for a new job while 91% plan to stay at their current job fewer than three years
  • 10,000 baby boomers are retiring each day

Management / Leadership:

  • 84% of organizations expect a shortfall of leaders in the next 5 years
  • A whopping 58% of managers said they didn’t receive any management training
  • Only 18% of companies say their leaders are “very effective” at accomplishing their business goals

Physical Activity:

  • Less than 5% of adults get 30 minutes of physical activity each day
  • Only 35 – 44% of adults 75 years or older are physically active, and 28-34% of adults ages 65-74 are physically active
  • Children spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen (e.g., TV, videogames, computer)


  • Two-thirds of Americans would struggle to scrounge up $1,000 in an emergency
  • The number of 60-year-olds with student loan debt has quadrupled over the last decade
  • 24% of millennial’s have a basic understanding of financial literacy

Cyber security:

  • There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds, affecting one in three Americans each year
  • 43% of cyber-attacks target small businesses
  • Since 2013 there have been 3,809,448 records stolen via data breaches every day, that’s 44 every second

What can you learn from statistics?  Are they useful to you in making decisions for the future?  Take stock of how data affects you and your business and which numbers are important.  Keep learning, keep doing and keep growing.
The road is easier together,

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