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The changes remote work has introduced have happened so gradually you may not have noticed. But its growing popularity is remaking how we work, the tools we use to work, how we communicate at work, and even the hours we work. It’s also connected to population shifts from big cities to less populated areas, and it’s upending sectors of commercial real estate, both in terms of how spaces are designed and where they’re located.
Neurodiversity, is an umbrella term for people who aren’t neurotypical, and includes such conditions as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and others. HOK’s comprehensive report shows how businesses can design for inclusion of this portion of the workforce.
Fifteen to twenty percent of people have conditions that mean, to borrow a phrase from Apple, they “think different.” They represent a hugely under-utilized portion of the workforce.
Designing workspaces that are more inclusive of their diversity can help them perform better. A buzzing florescent light can be annoying for some but debilitating for others.
The report offers practical takeaways including specific design strategies, operational changes, and individual adjustments that can help not only this underutilized source of talent thrive, but benefit the rest of your workforce in the process.