Today, we thought we would take a look at neurodiversity in the workplace. 

Neurodiversity? It’s like having a mixed bag of jellybeans – each one unique and bursting with flavour. Some employees may have ADHD, autism, dyslexia, or other neurological differences…. And, remember not all people might recognise they are neurodiverse yet (or want to disclose it for one reason or another) 

Why bother, you ask? Well, apart from being the right thing to do, it’s also good for business! Think of it as expanding your talent pool to include those with supercharged brains that can offer fresh perspectives and innovative solutions. Plus, it’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase your company as a beacon of inclusivity, earning you brownie points in the corporate karma department. It is no coincidence that the top global companies embrace neurodiversity. 

So, how do you make your workplace neurodiverse-friendly? Let’s break it down into bite-sized pieces…

Communication is key – Be clear and concise in your instructions. Avoid jargon and jibber-jabber..

Next up, flexibility – not just in yoga class, but in work arrangements too! Allow for flexible schedules and remote work options, because let’s face it, not everyone thrives in a 9-to-5 office cubicle farm. 

Ah, sensory overload – the arch-nemesis of many neurodiverse individuals. Create quiet zones where employees can escape the cacophony of office chatter and fluorescent lights. 

And finally, education – not the boring textbook kind, but the fun, interactive kind! Educate your staff about neurodiversity and create a culture of empathy and understanding. After all, knowledge is power, and a little empathy goes a long way in building bridges and breaking down barriers.

Remember, it’s not about ticking boxes or jumping through hoops; it’s about creating an environment where everyone can flourish and thrive.

If you want more guidance here at Practical Wisdom we can help – check out the link below for more details! Organisations – Welcome to Practical Wisdom

Why not also get involved and be a Neurodiverse Champion by joining out scheme! It’s totally FREE – check it out here!