When Dmitry Pushkarev left his job as an executive at Amazon, he started pondering one question: Why aren’t web browsers designed for work and productivity? Seeing an opportunity—and informed by a lifelong struggle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD—Pushkarev set out to create a browser specifically designed to help increase productivity, particularly for people […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Neurodivergent people, including those who are autistic, dyslexic, or have ADHD, have much to contribute to the workplace, including innovative thinking and valuable perspectives on work organization and well-being. Unfortunately, many organizational systems, such as hiring and professional development, have not been designed with neurodivergence in mind and require displaying a narrowly defined persona, often extroverted and small-talk happy. Read the full […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When Christian got laid off in late 2022, he wasn’t surprised. The 31-year-old, based in New York City, knew he’d fallen behind on his projects as a management consultant, and underperformed with essential job duties. “I had a tough time grappling with the sorts of executive functioning that our world operates by, like being able […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
According to the World Health Organization, adults with untreated ADHD lose on average 22 days of productivity per year. Employees with ADHD are 30% more likely to have chronic employment issues, 60% more likely to be fired from a job, and three times more likely to quit a job impulsively than their non-ADHD counterparts. Why […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 lists attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a cognitive (mental health) disability. It requires that employers don’t discriminate against employees with ADHD. You may find that some of your employees with ADHD are falling short of certain expectations, aren’t being productive, or aren’t feeling fulfilled at their jobs […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Workplace leaders, listen up: It’s time to ditch the one-size-fits-all-brains approach to office design. The human brain works in all manner of ways, as reflected in today’s neurodiverse workforce—and the workplace needs to step up to the job, too. Understanding neurodiversity starts with recognizing that a range of cognition exists, including autism spectrum condition, ADHD, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Living with ADHD can impact your job performance and confidence. But managing your symptoms at work is possible. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that can affect your behaviors, ability to focus, and memory. Learning to manage the symptoms of adult ADHD is possible. Incorporating new strategies and seeking help can make a big […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This ever-expanding list of tips and tricks is a testament to how many of us struggle to Get Sh*t Done sometimes, side-eyeing that ever-growing to-do list, or staring blankly at our laptop screen. Finding something that works (and sticking to it) is tricky, but when you have ADHD, it can really feel like these hacks […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
National data shows that neurodiverse people — people with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety disorder and other neurologic conditions — are grossly unemployed or underemployed, with estimates ranging as high as 90%, particularly for those on the autism spectrum. Further, until recently, D&I programs often failed to reach out and be specifically inclusive of neurodiverse people. But in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Parveen Panwar, Mr. Activated Asa part of my series about the “How Business Leaders Are Helping To Promote The Mental Wellness Of Their Employees” I had the pleasure of interviewing Ari Tuckman. “My big thing is creating sustainable situations that continue to bring out the best in all the people involved. For a situation […]Continue Reading... No Comments.