Diversity: how to support ‘neurominority’ professionals in the civil service – Global Government Forum

Diversity: the latest challenge is ensuring the correct support infrastructure is in place to enable neurominorities to utilise their strengths and capabilities with minimal adverse effects. Credit: Jack B/Unsplash

 
Neurodiverse people have extraordinary skills and are huge assets to their teams. Chartered psychologist Dr Nancy Doyle and business psychologist Uzma Waseem explain how departments can put the right help in place to get the best out of their staff

It is now widely recognised that people with ‘neurominority’ profiles – such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Tourettes and more – often have extraordinary skills that are a huge asset to teams. From supporting the intelligence services to research and analytics with the UK’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy department, neurodiversity and inclusion are on the agenda.

But the latest challenge is not just about embracing a new approach to recruitment drives. Rather, it is a focus on employee experience and ensuring the correct support infrastructure is in place to enable neurominorities to utilise their strengths and capabilities with minimal adverse effects.

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