Neurodiversity is a better way to manage cognitive conditions in the workplace. People with specific cognitive conditions are no longer treated as having neural disabilities, they are seen as acceptable variations in the brain, instead. As an example, ADHD are often indicated by time management issues, but people with this condition often display creative thinking, drive, and passion. Neurodiversity may tackle shortages in specific talent. Individuals with autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia, and other cognitive conditions often have favourable characteristics that can benefit an organisation.
With that in mind, we are going to take a look at some ways to build and support neurodiversity in your workplace:
Start A New Neurodiverse Culture- a strong culture is essential for building a supportive work environment. All employees, regardless of their cognitive characteristics should be trained to tolerate neurodiversity, which will enhance organisational productivity. This ensures the establishment of a non-segregated workplace where everyone can work together as a team.
Assign Appropriate Roles For Everyone- employees with special cognitive conditions may have poor social skills, but they can make up for it with excellent analytical skills and amazing attention to details. Managers should observe all employees and gradually assign them to the right roles. A neurodivergent team consisted of autistic and non-autistic employees can be very effective in quality assurance or analytical tasks.
Set Up A Support Plan- people with certain cognitive conditions may need adequate support in the workplace. Studies found that many workplaces fail to support people with special conditions. If businesses aren’t set up to assist all employees, they are not ready for neurodiversity. A good support plan for employees will improve the organisation as a whole.
Adjust The Hiring Process- there are some challenges to overcome when it comes to hiring people with special cognitive conditions. The hiring team must know how to identify useful skills of candidates. People with cognitive conditions may have problems responding to interview questions or have poor conversational skills that hide very valuable abilities. Good awareness about neurodiversity opens up new opportunities to hire very capable employees.
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