Neurodiversity in Business

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Neurodiversity in Business’s goal is to improve the working lives of the neurologically diverse.  We are an industry group for organisations to share best practice on recruitment, retention and empowerment for neurominorities. 

The vision is to foster a corporate environment where neurodiverse people are understood and form an invaluable part of the work culture.

We’ve partnered with disability charity Caudwell Children to deliver this project. 

We will support

Employers

To raise awareness of the benefits and strengths of neurodiversity in the workplace

Neurominorites

To be empowered, recognised and provide help and guidance to navigate a successful, happy and independent career path

Neuromajorities

To have a better understanding and awareness of their neurominority colleagues

Companies already involved in NiB

Ultimately, NiB's goal is to improve the working lives of neurominority individuals, helping to unlock the unique and innovative contribution they can bring to the business world and society

Dan Harris

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Voluntary Industry Body

NiB is a voluntary forum. We are not seeking costly corporate relationships.

Seeking Time & Support

We are asking ND leads at our corporate members to contribute time and intellectual resource.

Confidentiality

We will maintain confidentiality and privacy of members where requested.  

About Us

NiB is a business-led forum functioning as an industry group for organisations to share industry good practice on ND recruitment, retention and empowerment.

The vision is to foster a corporate environment where neurodiverse people are understood and form an invaluable part of the work culture.

We will achieve this by creating a best-practice business community to share indispensable insight for:

Employers

Create awareness as to the benefits and strengths of neurodiversity in the workplace.

Neurominorites

Empowerment, recognition, help and guidance to navigate a successful, happy and independent career path

Neuromajorities

To have a better understanding and awareness of their neurominority colleagues.

We are working with the following community partners

NiB website kindly provided by Caudwell Children 

Our Values & Mission

Our values are to ensure that the view of neurominorities are central to everything we do. Collaborate by sharing best-practice for the benefit of all. 

Our Mission

Educate

Raise acceptance of Neurodivergent people in companies, what neurodiveristy is and how people can help neurodivergent people blend into the employee mix.

Demonstrate

Show how companies benefit from being Neuroinclusive, show both social and economical aspects. Present what benefits come from unlocking and including neurodivergent talent.

Celebrate

Celebrating neurodivergent people in your company and empowering them helps others to be able to openly identify as a neurodiverse person and talk about the problems they face.

Empower

Supporting neurodivergent individuals and guiding them in their professional careers, helping them make decisions and reap the benefits of their hard work.

Why Focus On Neurodiversity?

Membership Zone

Neurodiversity in Business will recognize two main types of membership:

Institutional

for institutions, organisations, corporations, business enterprises dedicated to the purposes of Neurodiversity in Business

Individual

for persons involved in for institutions, organisations, corporations, business enterprises, or individually passionate about Neurodiversity regardless of personal, academic or professional relations

Membership includes

Monthly Workshops

key topics/stories of journeys of select companies/individuals will be shared and debated. These will be both physical and online depending on the circumstances.

Half-Yearly

conferences, to bring the “great and good” from the ND world together to aid collobration and drive forward change.

Sharing of industry good practice

and supporting the development of educational materials for training of staff, including managers training, recruitment, employee retention.

Mentoring programmes

where ND individuals will be able to seek advice on starting, running and developing their business, using advice of other experienced ND business owners; or for managers both Neurodiverse and Neurotypical looking at how to manage their teams.

Resources

Learning Materials

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Here we plan to upload all learning materials that NiB and our member organisations have created to help build a better understanding for creating an ND friendly workspace.

Events

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Here you will find all information you need to learn about the events, courses and meet-ups NIB plans to host in the future.

NiB Organisation

Executive Board

The executive board serves to manage day-to-day operations of the organisation and carrying out the organisations goals, the former which is solely run by experts in the area of Neurodiversity (including Neurodivergent individuals) is aimed at overlooking that the mission carried out by the board represents the interests of Neurodiverse people, and follows correct codes of conduct. We will later add profiles of Exec Board members

Advisory Board:

The advisory board is a self-managed board of ND subject matter experts who are invited by the NiB executive board to support NiB’s activities and to provide deep subject matter expertise. We will later add profiles of Board members

#ActuallyND Co-Production board

The #ActuallyND co-production board, that works as a steering committee is fundamental to our values of ensuring that neurodivergent individuals are core to the development of our strategy and to the implementation of our practices. We will later add profiles of Board members

Press office

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Here you will find all mentions of NIB in media, and also additional media material provided by our team.

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Why focus on Neurodiversity?

Only 16% of autistic adults are in full time paid employment 

(National Autistic Society) 

Only 1 in 10 organisations are focusing on neurodiversity at work

(CIPD Poll 2018)

45% of people have lost or left their job because of challenges caused by autism

(National Autistic Society) 

Neurodiversity encompasses a wide spectrum of neurodivergent conditions which express themselves in various ways, including conditions such as Autism Spectrum Condition, Attention Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia. 15-20% of world population is Neurodiverse (rising sharply in STEM tertiary education).

Companies will gain a multitude of long-term benefits, enabling business to make an impact that matters.

Companies will gain a multitude of long-term benefits, enabling businesses to make an impact that matters: 

  • Economic – Neurodivergent people think differently allowing for an innovative workforce, and true “diversity of thought”.
  • Sustainability – Provides access to hidden talent pools and reduces talent turnover.
  • Legal – Neurodiversity is covered by the Equality Act.
  • Moral – Empowering diversity is simply the right thing to do.
  • Social – Making an impact that matters is increasingly key to business’ branding.

Does not affect intelligence. Many strengths include innovative, self-motivated, detail oriented and resilient.

Strong correlation with mental health, correlating evidence suggest underdiagnosed in families

To find out more about the skills that individuals with various Neurodiversities have please click on the fields below:

Autism Spectrum

See Potential Skills & Roles
SKILLS: Problem solver, Analytical thinker, Honesty and integrity, Deep POTENTIAL ROLES: Data and technology, Digital marketing, Risk and compliance, Quality assurance, Actuary, Claims & Underwriting, Loss adjuster

Attention Deficit Disorder

See Potential Skills & Roles
SKILLS: Working under pressure, Deep concentration, Creative thinking, Energy and enthusiasm, Multitasking/task switching POTENTIAL ROLES: HR, Project leader, Risk Management, Loss adjuster, Managing agent, Underwriter

Dyslexia

See Potential Skills & Roles
SKILLS: Creative thinking, Interpersonal skills, Big picture thinking, Entrepreneurial, Problem solver POTENTIAL ROLES: Innovation, HR, Marketing, Insurance broker, Financial adviser

Dyspraxia

See Potential Skills & Roles
SKILLS: Creative Thinking, Oral skills, Interpersonal skills, Problem solver POTENTIAL ROLES: HR, Support Services, Insurance broker, Insurance agent, Financial adviser

Dyscalculia

See Potential Skills & Roles
SKILLS: reading and writing, creative thinking, strategic thinking, problem-solving, practical ability POTENTIAL ROLES: Photography, sound engineer, digital marketer, content writer, art director

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