This presentation was created for Brighton Chamber of Commerce.
- Awareness and diagnoses of adult ADHD, Autism and other related neurodivergent conditions have skyrocketed since 2020.
- And no wonder: the pandemic launched a Godzilla-sized wrecking ball at work-life boundaries and thrown established work patterns into chaos. The silver lining: for thousands of people, this radical change turned the spotlight onto underlying neurodivergent traits that were there all along.
- And as the studies keep rolling in, it’s becoming clear: neurodivergence has always been here, it’s much more widespread than previously thought, and it’s not going away.
- But despite the overall rise in awareness, traditional ways of working, and views on business structure and productivity are proving hard to shift.
- A better understanding of how neurodivergence manifests across our work life can lead to effectively inclusive implementations of better workplace and business management practices. This is the way to sustainable outcomes both in productivity and in mental health.
- In this Q&A, Amy Lishman, Head of Member Engagement at Brighton Chamber will chat to Adam Dobay and Livia Farkas, founders of Weirdly Successful, a Brighton-based initiative providing practical strategies for people wanting to balance neurodivergent work and life.
- We’ll be talking about how to start the process of unlearning neurotypical assumptions about how business should work, what success should look like, and how incorporating the personal experience of neurodivergence can effectively rebalance work life.