Neurodiversity In The Workplace

Niamh Pentony

Niamh Pentony

MSc. Applied Ergonomics

There is a large focus in the workplace, and rightly so, on ensuring that the physical equipment is suitable for the employees using them. When employees report physical issues with the workplace this can be easily measured and the workplace adapted as required based on symptoms and use. 

However, when it comes to neurodivergent employees, the factors that negatively impact their comfort and productivity, can vary so greatly from person to person that it can be overwhelming for all involved when trying to determine what accommodations are required. 

In this episode, I outline what is meant by the term neurodiversity as it pertains to employees in the workplace,  some of the challenges neurodivergent employees face in the workplace, what employers can do to address these challenges and the benefits neurodivergent employees can bring to the workplace. 

It will provide a general overview, as the symptoms, cognitive abilities, lived experience and accommodations required vary so much across the spectrum of neurological development conditions, and even within the individual subgroups.

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