The Undeniable Power of Relationships to Catalyze Growth
What do the people who reach their goals have in common? What sets the influencers apart from those who continue to struggle and simply dream? The answer might surprise you. The people who experience real and lasting growth have someone in their corner.
The myth of the lone inventor or leader has been debunked. The evidence is clear. People who reach their goals, both personally and professionally, have strong relationships with other humans who motivate, teach and encourage them through difficult times.
At Gloo, we say it simply, “Relationship Catalyzes Growth.”
The evidence is everywhere
- 80% of CEOs polled say that mentorship fast tracked their careers.
- 71% of Fortune 500 corporations use mentoring as a means of developing employees.
- 87% of millennials say that opportunities for professional growth and development are very important career opportunities.
- 40-60% of a dentist’s current patients will refer at least one new patient a year if you build trust and give them the right encouragement and incentive.
- 82% of mentored and peer-to-peer supported dentists said they are favorably engaged overall in the nation’s largest DSO.
- 88% of people who have a mentor or champion are more productive than those who don’t.
- 95% of mentoring participants indicate their experience motivated them to do their best.
- 77% of companies with mentoring programs say they improve employee retention and job performance.
- 75% of private sector executives say mentoring has been critical in their own career development.
- 81% of millennials with mentors report they’re happy with them, and they’re 2x as likely to stay with a company for more than 5 years.
- 35% of employees who don’t receive regular mentoring plan to look for another job within 12 months.
- The #1 reason employees go the extra mile is for peers … not for money.
- 78% of millennial employees prefer to learn from peers.
- 41% of companies that use peer-to-peer recognition have seen positive increases in customer satisfaction.
- 86.6 % of people who attend therapy are more likely to report they are happy.
- 50% of people with strong social relationships are less likely to die prematurely.
- 3 years are added to life expectancy of people with a life partner.
- Doubling your group of friends has the same effect on your wellbeing as a 50% increase in income.
- 32% increase risk of death over a lifetime with people who never marry.
- 22% less likely to die for the elderly who enjoy large circles of friends.
- People who attend AA peer-to-peer meetings are twice as likely to remain abstinent.
- 82% percent of AA members have a sponsor who provides individual support.
- 20% of customers are lost, on average annually, by businesses failing to attend to customer relationships.
- 61% of customers take their business to a competitor when they end a business relationship.
- 84% of new dentists said they solicit personal recommendations from family, friends and co-workers.
- Teachers were 90% more effective, and their students did better on tests, when teachers were coached, according to a 5-year CA study of teacher-skill development.
- Twice as much weight was lost by users of MyFitness Pal who shared their food diaries in social networks with friends.
Relationship Catalyzes Growth
We all know that relationships are an essential component of a fulfilled life. It’s just the way we're wired. These statistics are only there to remind you of what you already know—that to move into a more satisfied, happier, fulfilled, profitable life— we need to surround ourselves with people who are commited to championing our growth.