Firstly, there needs to be an understanding of the barriers neurodivergent employees face. This will help understand ways to support neurodivergent employees.
Furthermore, there is a clear benefit of having neurodiversity in your workplace as presented in research by JPMorgan Chase. Their Autism at Work program found that people with autism work 48% faster and are 92% more productive than their colleagues – presenting a clear incentive for employers.
The social model of disability
Barriers for neurodiversity in the workplace
Additionally, some of these distractions can contribute to sensory overload. For those who are sensitive to light, it may be beneficial for them to work in a space that has natural lighting. Moreover, to combat noise it may be helpful to supply noise-canceling headphones. Even wallpaper can cause over-stimulation for some, this could occur if it’s over-decorated.