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Wednesday, 31 August, 2022

“We’re supercharging the workplace with neurodiverse skillsets” – People Management Magazine

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The world has slowly caught up with Harvey Blume’s pioneering thinking around neurodiversity, 20 years after his article in The Atlantic. To our dismay, the concept of neurodiversity perpetuates a common misunderstanding of neurodiversity as a disability, which often gets interpreted into inability to perform in corporate workspaces. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Understanding neurodiversity is a call to include and respect people whose brains work in atypical ways. Neurodiversity includes everyone, but individuals with neurodivergent traits may meet a diagnostic threshold for neurodivergent conditions such as autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and more. These have been seen as developmental disorders that need managing, and even curing, for a very long time.

Thankfully, now we are seeing these as natural forms of human neurocognitive variation. We are beginning to see the flip side strengths of neurodivergent individuals – from problem-solving to creative insights and visual spatial thinking. Neurodiversity is a competitive advantage.

Read more at: https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/article/1795284/%E2%80%9Cwere-supercharging-workplace-neurodiverse-skillsets%E2%80%9D

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