Designing for Neurodiversity
As companies alter their workplace strategies and protocols during the current health crisis, they have an opportunity to pause, study the science behind people's behavior in the workplace and then make evidence-based decisions to support the wellbeing and productivity of all employees.
HOK’s recent research on mental health and neurodiversity in the workplace found that approximately 15 to 20 percent of people are neurodivergent, i.e., have one of a collection of conditions that include autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia.
Despite having above average intelligence and unique abilities, they cannot always thrive within existing workplace norms and practices. This panel will explore how inclusive work environments can provide choices for occupants and better accommodate the full range of employees: neurodivergent and neurotypical alike.