For neurodivergent individuals, typical work environments can pose challenges most people do not experience to the same degree – or at all. With increasing diagnoses, recognition, and acceptance, neurodiversity is impacting workplace planning now and will for years to come.
In this four-part blog series, “Neuroinclusivity in the Workplace,” we will explore essential strategies and considerations for companies to use in workplace planning, design, and change management – creating more inclusive work settings for all employees.
Strategic Planning for Neuroinclusive Workplaces
The case for designing a more inclusive workplace for neurodivergent employees is strong. As we outlined in last week’s post, companies stand to gain significantly from the unique skills and talents of the neurodiverse workforce, which continues to experience high unemployment as diagnoses increase. But creating neuroinclusive workspaces requires strategic planning and stakeholder engagement. What are some key strategic considerations for employers prior to designing a neuroinclusive office?