Up to 20% of the UK population is neurodivergent. However, embracing the strengths that diversity of thought can offer business remains 100% a work in progress.
An increased awareness of neurodiversity means more employees considering the potential impact of a diagnosis on their jobs – and business leaders must take heed.
Leading with neurodivergence
Many successful entrepreneurs, including Richard Branson, Kelly Hoppen and Theo Paphitis consider themselves within one or more neuroidentity groups, and furthermore, even credit these differences as integral to their success.
Louisa Harrison-Walker, a neurodivergent CEO at Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, thinks companies should recognise neurodiversity as an asset rather than use a deficit mindset when considering it.