Our informative webinar explores the importance of understanding neurodiversity in the workplace.
Neurodiversity, in short, means that there are many ways in which people’s brains work – but there’s no correct or incorrect way. Instead, there is a wide range of ways that people perceive and respond to the world, and these differences should be embraced.
In this session, we explored how embracing neurodiversity (a term that includes autism, ADHD, dyslexia and more) – and therefore better understanding our colleagues and teams – can lead to a more inclusive, innovative, and productive work environment.
Dr. Kiran Sidhu, Clinical Psychologist explored what we mean by neurodiversity, attributes, strengths and challenges as well as ways to create an inclusive organisation.
“Creating an inclusive workplace is about building awareness and compassion amongst teams. And it’s important to use a relational approach to understand differences and to nurture the idea that we all think differently”.
Laurence Shanahan, Communications Officer, Platfform gives a personal perspective what’s been helpful in the workplace.
“Ditch the assumptions. Listen to the responses. Embrace the differences”
Sophie Mason, Founder & CEO, of Thinkedi and HR Consultant gives actionable and practical steps on what your organisation can put in place, from the application process to onboarding and management.
“Develop the job around the individual to work around their skills and consider taking aspects of the job from someone else’s role and swapping that to basically delegate the best jobs to the people with the best skills”.