It’s clear that employees want opportunities to grow. What’s less clear, however, is what exactly employees mean when they reference a lack of opportunity as a reason for resigning. After all, many organizations invest heavily in developing career pathways, transparent platforms, and internal marketplaces. And yet, might these very systems be part of the problem? Have our efforts to enable development actually masked the genuine prospects for growth that are always available? Are we conflating advancement with development — and in the process generating employee confusion and dissatisfaction?