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Designing a Neurodiverse Workplace

02 Nov. 2020

Global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, HOK investigates how organizations can rethink their space to be more inclusive and to help an increasingly neurodiverse workforce thrive—and in the process gain a competitive advantage.

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We are living in a time of increased numbers of neurodivergents and awareness about ADHD, Dyslexia, Autistic and other neurological states.

In fact, 1 in 8 people are considered neurodiverse but fewer than 50% know it. Neurodivergents tend to be high energy, out of the box thinkers, excel in a crisis, and be bold problem solvers, but navigating the modern workplace can be a challenge.

Not only is designing space to be inclusive of the right thing to do, but there is also a compelling business case for it as well. Space today needs to reflect the diverse makeup of organizations to set all up for success.

This report investigates how organizations can rethink their space to be more inclusive and to help an increasingly neurodiverse workforce thrive—and in the process gain a competitive advantage.

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