Everyone is different. There’s no single "right" way when it comes to how we think, learn and behave. Which is why ‘Neurodiversity’ (the term that describes these differences) has become such a ‘live’ topic for anyone involved in recruiting or developing the human capital that every organisation needs to succeed.
This week (13th-19th March) is Neurodiversity Celebration Week across the world - and Venture is celebrating this fascinating and crucial field, by exploring what employers can do to understand and harness the wide spectrum of neurodiverse talent that’s proven to make an enterprise more resilient, creative … and productive.
Celebrating the cognitive differences in all of us
Neurodiversity Celebration Week challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences - for very good reason, as an increasing number of organisations value the talents of neurodiverse minds that bring fresh perspectives and valuable skills to a world searching for fresh answers to new challenges and opportunities.
Deloitte estimates that between 10% and 20% of the global population is considered neurodivergent - and while neurodivergent people may experience some difficulties, they also have certain strengths. Teams with neurodivergent professionals in some roles can be 30% more productive than those without them - with the inclusion and integration of neurodivergent professionals bringing the added benefit of boosting team morale, Deloitte reports.
Yes, there is also a greater incidence of mental health challenges - such as anxiety, depression, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD - found amongst neurodiverse individuals. But there are priceless attributes too. So what are those ‘neurodivergent’ strengths? Writing on neurodiversity and workplace opportunity for the World Economic Forum, Nahia Orduña, explains that.....
To read the full blog please select the following link Harnessing the Power of Neurodiversity for Employer Success - Venture (venturewales.org)