As Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategies evolve there is a growing awareness of the benefits that neurodiversity can bring to business.
Research consistently shows that diverse thinking can improve performance. In particular, individuals identifying as neurodivergent often have strengths in:
A neurodiversity inclusion strategy can therefore provide companies with an enormous competitive advantage. By considering neurodiversity as part of the employee experience, businesses are better able to attract, engage, and retain the 20-30% of the population that identify as neurodivergent.
This Insight Piece looks at neurodiversity and its importance as part of a meaningful Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) strategy. We explore what neurodiversity is, why it is important to businesses, and how it can be integrated through workplace strategy, design and policy - with a spotlight on EY’s UK&I Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence.