Your Workplace or Mine? Podcast: Paving the Way for Inclusive Environments

Join us for episode 3 of the 'Your Workplace or Mine?' Podcast, where Kate Dean, a passionate advocate and Founder of Enable Disability & Inclusion Consultancy, delves into the concept of neurodiversity and its significance. Neurodiversity, an umbrella term used to describe approximately 20% of the population, encompasses various cognitive differences and characteristics. With 15 years of experience in higher education student-facing disability support teams, Kate sheds light on the increasing number of neurodivergent people entering the workforce and shares her lived experience with conditions such as dyspraxia and dyslexia.

Kate addresses common misconceptions surrounding neurodiversity, such as biases towards certain genders and ethnicities, and challenges the notion that neurodivergence only impacts certain groups. Introducing us to the concept of "spiky profiles," Kate’s insights deepen our understanding that every brain has unique strengths and weaknesses. With this knowledge, Kate proposed that the data surrounding neurodivergent individuals could be inaccurate – estimating that in fact up to 40% of the population could be neurodivergent. 

As we explore the need for spaces to be designed with inclusivity in mind and allow an organisation to thrive through supporting employee needs, Kate stresses the importance of a holistic approach to neurodiversity, involving all levels of the organisation from management to employees. She emphasises the need for ongoing dialogue and collaboration to break down barriers in knowledge and create truly inclusive environments.

Join us for episode 3 as we explore the fascinating world of neurodiversity and its implications for the future of work and society as a whole.

You can listen to the full podcast episode here. 

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