Neurodivergent people are underutilised at work due to poor awareness and understanding by employers. According to the Institute of Leadership and Management (2020): Workplace Neurodiversity: The Power of Difference Part 1: Lived Experience of Neurodivergents:
60% of workers feel excluded at work because of their colleagues' behaviour
Only 48% of workers say their workers make reasonable accommodations
Mismatch in expectations: 75% of employers believe they make reasonable adjustments for their employer
But this is a two-sided problem. Employers equally lack adequate resources and training to utilise the neurodivergent workforce to its full potential.
Only 1 in 5 organisations have received neurodiversity inclusion training
21% of managers receive training, compared with 18% of employees
55% of managers surveyed on neurodiversity training needs say they receive no training, need more training or current training is inadequate.
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