Embracing neurodiversity can give your business an edge
Neurodiverse people are typically unemployed (80%) or underemployed (15%)
20% of the population is neurodiverse
Neurodiverse people have a more pronounced capacity for innovation
There is an untapped invisible talent pool for innovation at a time when society needs it most
Diversity programmes and structures within organisations need to include neurodiversity
Having the right data is a major obstacle for organisations and those with neurodiversity
Early diagnosis and intervention at childhood are critical
Diverse team are more innovative and productive
Internships are an excellent way to embrace people with neurodiversity in the workplace
Board should push the neurodiversity agenda from the top and create and implement policies
Did you know that 20% of the population is neurodiverse? Diverse teams are more creative, innovative, and productive. In a time when society needs innovation the most, our next webinar host Ronan McGovern says that there is an untapped, invisible talent pool employers have yet to embrace. Biases operate at every level of organisations, and it is in the hands of directors and managers to create businesses that are sustainable and reflect the society they serve.
This webinar is presented by Ronan McGovern of AIB. Ronan trained at PWC Dublin and New York. While a student at Stanford Business School a doctor classmate identified his ADHD and he was diagnosed in Palo Alto by an Educational Psychologist.
In 2019 Ronan worked as a scholar at Stanford Medical School on its Neurodiversity Project. While there, he advocated with many US corporations and at Stanford’s seven schools.
In July and August 2020, he initiated a project in collaboration with Stanford Business School recruiting 80 fellow volunteers. On 2 September 2020, they published their landmark Stanford Rebuild Report, which can be viewed at the NDGiFTSMovement.com website.
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