Neurodiversity at Work

From Neurodiversity to Neuroinclusion

From Neurodiversity to Neuroinclusion Neurodiversity, of course, refers to the human reality of the infinite variation of human brains. There is no one “normal” brain, and as such humans (and consequently, any organization or team) are naturally neurodiverse. Yet the term has also become shorthand, over the last few years, for a new category or …

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What is Neurodiversity at Work?

What Is Neurodiversity at Work? Over the years, terms like diversity and gender equality have been buzzwords within corporate America, and many employers have gone through great lengths to ensure that they have more racially, culturally, and gender diverse workforces, as well as policies that are more inclusive of “minorities.” As the business case for …

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How Neurodiversity Programs Improve Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is about your employee’s sense of purpose and how effectively they fit-in at work. At first glance, this may sound like a minor detail to focus on, but taking it seriously is good for business. According to Harvard Business Review Analytic Services: “Customer loyalty stimulates profit and growth. Loyalty is a result of …

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Autism Awareness Month – Inclusion in the Workplace

Autism Awareness Month – Inclusion in the Workplace April is Autism Awareness Month, and the theme in 2021 is “Inclusion in the Workplace.” While it is great to see this, it is now becoming time to focus on ‘acceptance’ rather than ‘awareness.’ It may surprise organizations that you likely already have autistic talent in your …

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Salesforce & Uptimize Case Study

Salesforce & Uptimize Case Study Salesforce started a neurodiversity hiring program in the summer of 2019 and they implement their core value of equality by providing everyone the same opportunities while, at the same time, finding a rich source of untapped talent pool in the neurodivergent network. This is something we at Uptimize experience quite …

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IBM & Uptimize Success Story

IBM & Uptimize Success Story IBM has been an innovator in recognizing and leveraging neurodivergent (ND) talent, crediting that their diversity and inclusion policies have been essential to the success of their business. IBM claims that these values result in collaborative teamwork, increased productivity, and the creation of better innovations. The multinational technology company was …

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How to Support Remote Workers with Different Communication Styles

How to Support Remote Workers with Different Communication Styles A couple of years ago, remote workers were few and far between. However, COVID-19 drastically changed that, with nearly half the U.S. labor force working home in the early days of the pandemic, according to government data cited by The New York Times. In fact, even …

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Common Misconceptions about Neurodiversity at Work

Common Misconceptions about Neurodiversity at Work The neurodistinct community is large; estimates vary anywhere from 1 in 20 people to as many as 1 in 5. With those figures in mind, you most likely already work with neurodivergent talent in your company. What we could term the neurodistinct ‘affinity group’ – family members and close …

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#WorkTrends Podcast – “Embracing Neurodiversity: the Future of Talent Management”

#WorkTrends Podcast – “Embracing Neurodiversity: the Future of Talent Management” LISTEN TO THE FULL PODCAST HERE On #WorkTrends Conversations: Ed Thompson, CEO & Founder of Uptimize In this episode of our podcast, Ed Thompson, the CEO and Founder of Uptimize, joined us to discuss the importance of recognizing — and then embracing — neurodiversity in …

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Podcast – “Busting Myths Around Neurodiversity” with Ed Thompson

Podcast – “Busting Myths Around Neurodiversity” with Ed Thompson LISTEN HERE Over the past few years, neurodiversity has emerged as an important element to consider in inclusion strategies, but what do we mean when we talk about neurodiversity? And how can we cater to our non-neurotypical colleagues? In this episode, we break down misconceptions around …

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