Approximately 15% to 20% of the population, or about 1 in 7 people, exhibit some form of neurodivergence. With their extraordinary mathematics, memory and creativity skills, these out-of-the-box big thinkers bring a lot to the table, and organizations are taking notice.
Harvard Business Review believes that hiring neurodivergent staff gives companies a competitive advantage. “Because neurodiverse people are wired differently from neurotypical people,” researchers Robert D. Austin and Gary P. Pisano write, “They may bring new perspectives to a company’s efforts to create or recognize value.”
To foster inclusive workplaces, HR departments must carefully consider the unique differences of their employees. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) stretches beyond gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith and physical abilities to include those whose brains process information differently.
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