The role of neurodiversity in how we work
As a human race we are all incredibly unique. From gender, race, religion and more, who we are and how we behave is affected by everything from biology through to how we have been raised. But diversity isn’t constrained to what we generally see on the outside, there’s a lot that happens within, especially when it comes to the brain itself. There are many forms of neurodiversity, form dyspraxia, dyslexia, ADHD, social anxiety disorders, autism and other conditions. According to Harvard Business Review, many people with these disorders have higher-than-average abilities with research showing that some conditions, including autism and dyslexia, can bestow special skills in pattern recognition, memory, or mathematics. Yet people affected can often struggle to fit the typical profile sought by prospective employers. To learn more, we speak with Bodo Mann, CEO of auticon, a tech consulting firm that exclusively employs adults on the autism spectrum. We talk about neurodiversity more broadly and why it pays to invest in others that might not always be the same as you.