Neuroinclusivity in the Workplace: Part One, Why Companies Need to Plan Now



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.

Why Companies Need to Plan for Neurodiversity Now

As organizations ponder new ways to appeal to the office user post-pandemic, neurodiversity deserves a place in the conversation.

User experience metrics – productivity, comfort, and well-being, to name a few – are reshaping how we assess workplace effectiveness. Neurodivergent individuals naturally experience and interact with their work environments differently. Understanding the broad diversity of people’s experiences and needs at work is the beginning of developing a more efficient and productive workplace.