Neurodiversity and ADHD in the Workplace
At Star Tutoring, in addition to helping students with ADHD, we also coach adults. ADHD falls under the spectrum of neurodiversity which is really important to bring to workplace, just like cultural diversity. Neurodiversity encompasses people with ADHD, Executive Functioning Deficits, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tic Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and much more.
Project teams can benefit from being inclusive towards neurodiversity. Our brains are all different and we have different ways to approach and structure business problems. The ADHD brain is structurally different in that it may weigh factors and constraints differently. As an example, people with ADHD generally have less awareness of time management constraints. They may be able to approach the problem from a completely different perspective and come up with potential solutions that others are not able to see.
Additionally, those with neurodiversity often offer creativity in atypical ways. The introduction of out-of-the-box thinking can be very useful! Even if the neuro-different team member doesn’t have the right solution every time, as long as they are introducing ideas, all team members can stand to benefit from the process of ideating together. This type of collaboration is important to coming up with better solutions than homogeneous project teams can come up with.
Additionally, some ADHD people have the ability to hyperfocus on a particular activity or task. That can be particularly useful in certain project scenarios.
If these topics are of interest, we are now presenting at companies around the DFW Metroplex on the benefits of neurodiversity and ADHD in the workplace. If we can be of assistance, please contact our Center Director today!
Sam Barnes | sam@StarTutoringCenters.com | (214) 444-3431