Diversity of thought during Neuro Diversity Week
16 March 2020
Many people operate within their own perception biases and are attracted to people who act, look and think like them whether consciously or unconsciously, if this occurs within a workplace it will end up with a team who all act and all think the same. Therefore, diversity of thought is extremely important due to the need for fairness and equality but also to encourage debate and multiple angles within a working environment as it can lead to new approaches, great ideas and the discovery of new opportunities.
Our clients come from a range of backgrounds, whether that be race, gender, age, or ethnicity and we also recognise that neurodiverse conditions such as dyspraxia, dyscalculia or asperger's are also found in workplaces across the UK and so a diverse workforce is needed in order to serve a wide audience.
During neurodiversity celebration week 2020, CPMS recognise that neurodiversity conditions can have an impact on an individual's working life and so support the ways that work for them and the positive impacts that a diverse workforce can have on the success of a business.
Neurodiversity celebration week was founded in 2018 by Siena Castellon a 17-year-old who is autistic, dyslexic, dyspraxic and has ADHD. Siena launched the initiative to encourage schools and colleges to focus on the strengths of neurodiverse students instead of focusing on the challenges, a narrative that also be related to the workplace.
In order to harness and bring the best out of our employees we bring together people at CPMS who think differently from one another. We acknowledge and appreciate the potential of each employee's perspective, way of thinking and promote a diverse workforce.