ITPro – Neurodivergent workers are burning out at record pace

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Employers with neurodivergent staff can take simple steps to be more inclusive and ease pressure, according to industry experts.

Ed Thompson, founder and CEO of Uptimize, which helps organizations support neurodivergent staff, said that masking can take a significant toll on workers and must be addressed by employers.

“Neurodivergent masking might be the big contributor to burnout you never knew you had,” he said.

“Neurodivergent workers specifically, such as autistic people, ADHDers, and dyslexic people, frequently feel like they have to expend significant energy to mask their neurodivergence. Not surprisingly, this can make them particularly prone to burnout.”

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