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7 Ways to Avoid Key Mistakes Relating to Neurodiversity at Work

7 Ways to Avoid Key Mistakes Relating to Neurodiversity at Work

The topic of neurodiversity at work is rapidly gaining prominence. Regardless of whether your own organisation already has a formal neuroinclusion training program, neurodiversity is something that is part of your own work – whatever your industry or role – every day....

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A Look Into Neurodiversity at Work Trends for 2024

A Look Into Neurodiversity at Work Trends for 2024

At Uptimize, working with organizations around the world to train and certify their professionals in neuroinclusion, we have a privileged and often exiting viewpoint into the global progression of neurodiversity at work.   Things have certainly evolved since our...

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Optimizing Your Hybrid Teams Through Neuroinclusion

Optimizing Your Hybrid Teams Through Neuroinclusion

Want to know how neuroinclusion training can help you optimize your remote team(s)? Read on…   Remote work, of course, wasn’t spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Many organizations have been offering remote or hybrid work options for some time, while some...

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Let’s Talk Universal podcast with Ed Thompson

Let’s Talk Universal podcast with Ed Thompson

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Are companies underestimating the neurodiversity of their teams? Join Erica and Ed as they discuss the challenges of measuring neurodiversity when many people don't disclose it or even fully understand the concept.  

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How Neuroinclusion Transforms Management

How Neuroinclusion Transforms Management

I will never forget the comments of one of the many managers we interviewed as part of our market research at Uptimize. This manager openly knew – and initially cared – little about neurodiversity. Indeed, we typically find around 60% of our corporate learners are...

read more
Virtual Fireside Chat with Shey Ojedokun

Virtual Fireside Chat with Shey Ojedokun

Another in our virtual fireside chat series, this time with author Oluseyitan (Shey) Ojedokun. Shey, a 24 year old British Nigerian, released her book "The Intersectionality of Being Black and Neurodiverse" in 2023 - a book that has immediately won significant praise...

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Virtual Fireside Chat with Lyric Rivera

Virtual Fireside Chat with Lyric Rivera

There are few more influential and informed voices in the neurodiversity world than that of Lyric Rivera, author, consultant and founder of the blog "NeuroDivergent Rebel". Lyric's best-selling business ethics book, "Workplace Neurodiversity Rising", was named a...

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Every Brain is Different: Ramos Law Podcast

Every Brain is Different: Ramos Law Podcast

Watch the full episode here  "Welcome to a thought-provoking episode of the Ramos Law Difference Makers Podcast, where we journey into the fascinating realm of neurodiversity with Ed Thompson, founder and CEO of Uptimize, a global leader in neuroinclusion. In this...

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How Embracing Neurodiversity Transforms Your Workforce

How Embracing Neurodiversity Transforms Your Workforce

They say today HR priorities have become CEO priorities, and I saw this first hand as my boss at the time, the CEO of a tech company in London in the early 2010s, tasked me with creative ways of addressing the company’s talent challenges and building what he called a...

read more
Respecting Individual Neurodivergent Identities

Respecting Individual Neurodivergent Identities

Everybody is different, and everybody has their own sense of identity. Here, neurodiversity advocate Sarah Duggan shares her own journey - and the importance of respecting individual preferences! “Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.” – Toni Morrison I...

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5 Major Risks of Ignoring Neurodiversity at Work

5 Major Risks of Ignoring Neurodiversity at Work

Neurodiversity literally refers to the diversity of human brains and minds. There’s no such thing as any one “normal” brain, and in reality everybody thinks differently. Hence, every team, and every organization, is by definition neurodiverse. However, this...

read more
Supporting Neurodivergent Parents at Work

Supporting Neurodivergent Parents at Work

We tend to think in terms of supporting neurodivergent folks at work, and parents of neurodivergent folks too, but not - neurodivergent parents! If you want to be neuroinclusive, this is important. Here, Uptimize SME (and mom to a 2 year old!) Laura Wallis shares some...

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Recruiting Future Podcast with Matt Alder: Neuroinclusion

Recruiting Future Podcast with Matt Alder: Neuroinclusion

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE HERE According to recent estimates, between 15 and 20 percent of the world’s population is neurodivergent. Although our understanding of the brain has taken some massive leaps forward, a large proportion of neurodivergent people do not have...

read more
Virtual Fireside Chat with Tom D’Eri of Rising Tide

Virtual Fireside Chat with Tom D’Eri of Rising Tide

We welcomed one of the preeminent speakers and figures in the neurodiversity at work space for a special virtual fireside chat. Tom D'Eri is a social entrepreneur and founder of Rising Tide Car Wash, an organization that employs over 90 autistic people in a successful...

read more
5 Things I Learned When Writing “A Hidden Force”

5 Things I Learned When Writing “A Hidden Force”

I was so thrilled in April to bring my book, A Hidden Force, to the world. The book – 3 years in the making – was the result of substantial research (both by Uptimize and by me personally) and reflects my and Uptimize’s experiences working with organizations to...

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Why I Wrote “A Hidden Force”

Why I Wrote “A Hidden Force”

Around three years ago, it was the beginning of the COVID epidemic, and – for many – the beginning of the first lockdown. It was on a walk with my wife in Denver during that strange time when I said to her that perhaps, with the world apparently on pause, this might...

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Does (Neuro)diversity Need a Business Case?

Does (Neuro)diversity Need a Business Case?

What is known as the “diversity business case” was solidified stridently and impactfully in a number of research reports in the 2010s. Consulting giant McKinsey, for example, reported in 2015 that companies with more ethnically diverse leadership were 35% more likely...

read more
Neurodiversity: Driving Innovation

Neurodiversity: Driving Innovation

Early in our journey at Uptimize, we ran a series of interviews with folks in Corporate America, including managers. We asked these managers if they knew what the word “neurodiversity” meant.  Over 60% did not (this was 2018), with one commenting “I had never even...

read more
7 Common Misconceptions about Neurodiversity at Work

7 Common Misconceptions about Neurodiversity at Work

“What’s a question I should have asked you, but didn’t?” That’s something a mentor of mine consistently asks folks at the end of every conversation. Here I want to talk about a question nobody typically asks us at Uptimize when it comes to neuroinclusion – but it’s...

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How Neurodiversity is Gaining Mainstream Traction

How Neurodiversity is Gaining Mainstream Traction

Even a decade ago, people knew very little about neurodiversity. Many felt, and still feel, apprehensive to disclose neuroidentities such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. While the neurodistinct community still faces bias and misconception, the rise of “neuroinclusion”...

read more
A Deeper Look into Intersectionality and Neurodiversity

A Deeper Look into Intersectionality and Neurodiversity

People experience and perceive the world in a variety of ways. Neurodiversity is the natural variation of human information processing - there is no single correct way of thinking, learning, or acting and these distinctions are not and should not be regarded as...

read more
5 Things to Know about ADHD at Work in 2022

5 Things to Know about ADHD at Work in 2022

There’s a lot to admire about ADHD: the creativity, the empathy, the persistence, and the unique abilities it offers many individuals. For those reasons, people with ADHD can be an asset to any company. Creating a functional workspace with diverse talents and needs...

read more
A Look Into Neurodiversity Trends in 2022

A Look Into Neurodiversity Trends in 2022

Uptimize is the leading corporate training company uniquely focused on neurodiversity at work. We have always had a unique perspective on this emergent field, through working with organizations around the world on their own neuroinclusion journeys, as well as through...

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3 Real Employee Stories: Neuroinclusion in the Workplace

3 Real Employee Stories: Neuroinclusion in the Workplace

Despite increased awareness surrounding neurodiversity in the workplace, success stories of thriving neurodistinct professionals are rarely highlighted. These individuals are not only valuable assets to their operational teams, but are often driving forces towards the...

read more
The Value of Neurodiversity Training

The Value of Neurodiversity Training

There isn’t anything new about neurodiversity - neurodiversity simply means that it is a scientific fact that there is a natural diversity of the human brain. However, societal familiarity with neurodiversity has historically been low. Over the past few years, the...

read more
Neurodiversity in Tech

Neurodiversity in Tech

Many companies in the STEM sector (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) struggle to find qualified candidates because they are overlooking people who think differently. However, some companies have realized this and are taking steps to solve this problem. When...

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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...

read more
What is Neurodiversity at Work?

What is Neurodiversity at Work?

Recently, 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...

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How Neuroinclusion Improves Employee Engagement

How Neuroinclusion Improves 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...

read more
Common Misconceptions about Neurodiversity at Work

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...

read more
How Neuroinclusion Transforms Management

How Neuroinclusion Transforms Management

I will never forget the comments of one of the many managers we interviewed as part of our market research at Uptimize. This manager openly knew – and initially cared – little about neurodiversity. Indeed, we typically find around 60% of our corporate learners are...

read more
How Embracing Neurodiversity Transforms Your Workforce

How Embracing Neurodiversity Transforms Your Workforce

They say today HR priorities have become CEO priorities, and I saw this first hand as my boss at the time, the CEO of a tech company in London in the early 2010s, tasked me with creative ways of addressing the company’s talent challenges and building what he called a...

read more
Respecting Individual Neurodivergent Identities

Respecting Individual Neurodivergent Identities

Everybody is different, and everybody has their own sense of identity. Here, neurodiversity advocate Sarah Duggan shares her own journey - and the importance of respecting individual preferences! “Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.” – Toni Morrison I...

read more
5 Major Risks of Ignoring Neurodiversity at Work

5 Major Risks of Ignoring Neurodiversity at Work

Neurodiversity literally refers to the diversity of human brains and minds. There’s no such thing as any one “normal” brain, and in reality everybody thinks differently. Hence, every team, and every organization, is by definition neurodiverse. However, this...

read more
5 Things I Learned When Writing “A Hidden Force”

5 Things I Learned When Writing “A Hidden Force”

I was so thrilled in April to bring my book, A Hidden Force, to the world. The book – 3 years in the making – was the result of substantial research (both by Uptimize and by me personally) and reflects my and Uptimize’s experiences working with organizations to...

read more
Does (Neuro)diversity Need a Business Case?

Does (Neuro)diversity Need a Business Case?

What is known as the “diversity business case” was solidified stridently and impactfully in a number of research reports in the 2010s. Consulting giant McKinsey, for example, reported in 2015 that companies with more ethnically diverse leadership were 35% more likely...

read more
Neurodiversity: Driving Innovation

Neurodiversity: Driving Innovation

Early in our journey at Uptimize, we ran a series of interviews with folks in Corporate America, including managers. We asked these managers if they knew what the word “neurodiversity” meant.  Over 60% did not (this was 2018), with one commenting “I had never even...

read more
Age Inclusion in the Workplace

Age Inclusion in the Workplace

For the first time in history we have five generations of workers in the workplace. That’s right, five generations. And each of these generations, from “Traditionalists” to “Gen Z”, have a variety of values and relationships towards organizations, authority, and work...

read more
8 Tips on How to Be an Inclusive Coworker

8 Tips on How to Be an Inclusive Coworker

Everyone has a part to play in fostering diversity and inclusion. Modern businesses can’t function optimally without the unique perspectives and experiences that diversity and inclusion can provide. Diversity and inclusion is a hot topic in today’s world, especially...

read more
A Deeper Look into Intersectionality and Neurodiversity

A Deeper Look into Intersectionality and Neurodiversity

People experience and perceive the world in a variety of ways. Neurodiversity is the natural variation of human information processing - there is no single correct way of thinking, learning, or acting and these distinctions are not and should not be regarded as...

read more
Are your office holiday parties inclusive?

Are your office holiday parties inclusive?

With the holiday season quickly approaching, employers across the country are beginning to prepare for their annual end-of-year soiree. Traditionally, these events have failed to recognize all beliefs, leaving certain workers feeling excluded and unhappy. HR...

read more
Why Your Company Needs Diversity Training

Why Your Company Needs Diversity Training

The topic of diversity and inclusion has remained a popular topic of discussion over the past few years. In recent months, employees have been empowered to voice their opinions on the lack of diversity at many companies across the country. Firms implementing...

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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...

read more
5 Major Risks of Ignoring Neurodiversity at Work

5 Major Risks of Ignoring Neurodiversity at Work

Neurodiversity literally refers to the diversity of human brains and minds. There’s no such thing as any one “normal” brain, and in reality everybody thinks differently. Hence, every team, and every organization, is by definition neurodiverse. However, this...

read more
Virtual Fireside Chat with Tom D’Eri of Rising Tide

Virtual Fireside Chat with Tom D’Eri of Rising Tide

We welcomed one of the preeminent speakers and figures in the neurodiversity at work space for a special virtual fireside chat. Tom D'Eri is a social entrepreneur and founder of Rising Tide Car Wash, an organization that employs over 90 autistic people in a successful...

read more
Neurodiversity: Driving Innovation

Neurodiversity: Driving Innovation

Early in our journey at Uptimize, we ran a series of interviews with folks in Corporate America, including managers. We asked these managers if they knew what the word “neurodiversity” meant.  Over 60% did not (this was 2018), with one commenting “I had never even...

read more
Age Inclusion in the Workplace

Age Inclusion in the Workplace

For the first time in history we have five generations of workers in the workplace. That’s right, five generations. And each of these generations, from “Traditionalists” to “Gen Z”, have a variety of values and relationships towards organizations, authority, and work...

read more
5 Things to Know about ADHD at Work in 2022

5 Things to Know about ADHD at Work in 2022

There’s a lot to admire about ADHD: the creativity, the empathy, the persistence, and the unique abilities it offers many individuals. For those reasons, people with ADHD can be an asset to any company. Creating a functional workspace with diverse talents and needs...

read more
3 Real Employee Stories: Neuroinclusion in the Workplace

3 Real Employee Stories: Neuroinclusion in the Workplace

Despite increased awareness surrounding neurodiversity in the workplace, success stories of thriving neurodistinct professionals are rarely highlighted. These individuals are not only valuable assets to their operational teams, but are often driving forces towards the...

read more
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...

read more
The Importance of Talent Management

The Importance of Talent Management

The Importance of Talent Management Talent management is a continuous process that involves the following five steps: Talent Planning Talent Attraction Talent Development Talent Retention Talent Transition Connected talent management is a systematic way of handling...

read more
Common Misconceptions about Neurodiversity at Work

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...

read more
How Neuroinclusion Transforms Management

How Neuroinclusion Transforms Management

I will never forget the comments of one of the many managers we interviewed as part of our market research at Uptimize. This manager openly knew – and initially cared – little about neurodiversity. Indeed, we typically find around 60% of our corporate learners are...

read more
Virtual Fireside Chat with Tom D’Eri of Rising Tide

Virtual Fireside Chat with Tom D’Eri of Rising Tide

We welcomed one of the preeminent speakers and figures in the neurodiversity at work space for a special virtual fireside chat. Tom D'Eri is a social entrepreneur and founder of Rising Tide Car Wash, an organization that employs over 90 autistic people in a successful...

read more
Does (Neuro)diversity Need a Business Case?

Does (Neuro)diversity Need a Business Case?

What is known as the “diversity business case” was solidified stridently and impactfully in a number of research reports in the 2010s. Consulting giant McKinsey, for example, reported in 2015 that companies with more ethnically diverse leadership were 35% more likely...

read more
Age Inclusion in the Workplace

Age Inclusion in the Workplace

For the first time in history we have five generations of workers in the workplace. That’s right, five generations. And each of these generations, from “Traditionalists” to “Gen Z”, have a variety of values and relationships towards organizations, authority, and work...

read more
Tips for Supporting Your Hybrid Workers

Tips for Supporting Your Hybrid Workers

In 2020, everything the American workforce knew to be “normal” was completely turned on its head. The majority of the U.S. workforce was sent home to work remotely (for positions that were remote-capable), in-person meetings were replaced with Zoom calls, and teams...

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Are your office holiday parties inclusive?

Are your office holiday parties inclusive?

With the holiday season quickly approaching, employers across the country are beginning to prepare for their annual end-of-year soiree. Traditionally, these events have failed to recognize all beliefs, leaving certain workers feeling excluded and unhappy. HR...

read more
3 Real Employee Stories: Neuroinclusion in the Workplace

3 Real Employee Stories: Neuroinclusion in the Workplace

Despite increased awareness surrounding neurodiversity in the workplace, success stories of thriving neurodistinct professionals are rarely highlighted. These individuals are not only valuable assets to their operational teams, but are often driving forces towards the...

read more
The Value of Neurodiversity Training

The Value of Neurodiversity Training

There isn’t anything new about neurodiversity - neurodiversity simply means that it is a scientific fact that there is a natural diversity of the human brain. However, societal familiarity with neurodiversity has historically been low. Over the past few years, the...

read more
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...

read more
How Neuroinclusion Improves Employee Engagement

How Neuroinclusion Improves 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...

read more
The Importance of Talent Management

The Importance of Talent Management

The Importance of Talent Management Talent management is a continuous process that involves the following five steps: Talent Planning Talent Attraction Talent Development Talent Retention Talent Transition Connected talent management is a systematic way of handling...

read more
Does (Neuro)diversity Need a Business Case?

Does (Neuro)diversity Need a Business Case?

What is known as the “diversity business case” was solidified stridently and impactfully in a number of research reports in the 2010s. Consulting giant McKinsey, for example, reported in 2015 that companies with more ethnically diverse leadership were 35% more likely...

read more
Age Inclusion in the Workplace

Age Inclusion in the Workplace

For the first time in history we have five generations of workers in the workplace. That’s right, five generations. And each of these generations, from “Traditionalists” to “Gen Z”, have a variety of values and relationships towards organizations, authority, and work...

read more
8 Tips on How to Be an Inclusive Coworker

8 Tips on How to Be an Inclusive Coworker

Everyone has a part to play in fostering diversity and inclusion. Modern businesses can’t function optimally without the unique perspectives and experiences that diversity and inclusion can provide. Diversity and inclusion is a hot topic in today’s world, especially...

read more
How Neurodiversity is Gaining Mainstream Traction

How Neurodiversity is Gaining Mainstream Traction

Even a decade ago, people knew very little about neurodiversity. Many felt, and still feel, apprehensive to disclose neuroidentities such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. While the neurodistinct community still faces bias and misconception, the rise of “neuroinclusion”...

read more
A Deeper Look into Intersectionality and Neurodiversity

A Deeper Look into Intersectionality and Neurodiversity

People experience and perceive the world in a variety of ways. Neurodiversity is the natural variation of human information processing - there is no single correct way of thinking, learning, or acting and these distinctions are not and should not be regarded as...

read more
Are your office holiday parties inclusive?

Are your office holiday parties inclusive?

With the holiday season quickly approaching, employers across the country are beginning to prepare for their annual end-of-year soiree. Traditionally, these events have failed to recognize all beliefs, leaving certain workers feeling excluded and unhappy. HR...

read more
The Value of Neurodiversity Training

The Value of Neurodiversity Training

There isn’t anything new about neurodiversity - neurodiversity simply means that it is a scientific fact that there is a natural diversity of the human brain. However, societal familiarity with neurodiversity has historically been low. Over the past few years, the...

read more
Common Misconceptions about Neurodiversity at Work

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...

read more

Podcasts

Let’s Talk Universal podcast with Ed Thompson

Let’s Talk Universal podcast with Ed Thompson

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Are companies underestimating the neurodiversity of their teams? Join Erica and Ed as they discuss the challenges of measuring neurodiversity when many people don't disclose it or even fully understand the concept.  

Recruiting Future Podcast with Matt Alder: Neuroinclusion

Recruiting Future Podcast with Matt Alder: Neuroinclusion

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE HERE According to recent estimates, between 15 and 20 percent of the world’s population is neurodivergent. Although our understanding of the brain has taken some massive leaps forward, a large proportion of neurodivergent people do not have...

MyLadyADHD Podcast with Trina Haynes

MyLadyADHD Podcast with Trina Haynes

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE HERE What is Neurodiversity? What does it look like in the workplace and what are the challenges for ADHDers at work? Neurodiversity is a bit of a buzz word right now - and I wanted to break it down and take a deeper look at the...