What neurodiversity can add to a workplace

Neurodiversity recognises that all human minds work differently—not less than but different.

The term refers to conditions in which a person thinks or processes things or even does the same thing in a manner different from the usual.

Neurodivergence is no longer treated as a disability—it is just a difference in how the brain works.

With this shift, practitioners now view neurodiversity as different ways of learning and processing information instead of labelling them as “illnesses”.

A neurodivergent individual can be skilled in other things and see things in ways that neurotypicals simply can not.

They bring a myriad of perspectives to the table.

They can be incredibly logical and analytical, remembering high volumes of information and possessing the ability to hold large, complex systems in their minds.

Sometimes, they have excellent spatial awareness and can create plans of rooms or buildings in their minds without having to put them down on paper.

Mathematics, logic, and dealing with computers often come far more easily to them than things like socialising or communicating.

For many neurodivergent people, flexible work timings and the freedom to take breaks can improve their ability to focus on the task at hand.