Many organizations have expanded their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts in response to nationwide
Many organizations have expanded their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts in response to nationwide protests against social injustice in recent years, as well as the growing recognition that companies need to take a leadership role in promoting a more inclusive society. Yet there is a new frontier in diversity that is just starting to get the attention it deserves: neurodiversity.
Neurodiversity is the recognition that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways. It rejects the notion that there is one “right” way of thinking, learning, or communicating. Or that differences in the way people operate or behave should be viewed as deficits.
Instead, neurodiversity embraces the idea that diversity in ways of thinking can lead to increases in productivity, spur innovation and create an overall competitive advantage for organizations. And that individual’s neurological conditions represent a vast, untapped source of talent and creativity.