4-6 % of your employees or co-workers have diagnosed or undiagnosed ADHD1. Of these, 85% don’t know they have it, but will tend to struggle with productivity and performance, to reach their full potential at work. The good news is that with the proper knowledge and tools, adults with ADHD can exceed expectations and boost the bottom line in every business.
ADHDatwork.add.org will help you and/or your employees to create options besides firing and quitting when frequent confusions and misunderstandings arise in the workplace. Managers can successfully implement strategies and tools to foster an environment conducive to successful working conditions and retainment of ADHD adults
Given that adults spend a large part of their day at work and that having ADHD affects a person’s productivity and performance at work, it would be a serious oversight not to recognize the challenges adults with ADHD face at work. ADDA’s Workplace Committee recognizes that the solutions start with improved awareness of the challenges of ADHD and sensitizing employers to their employees’ challenges. This website is a guide for employers and employees to understand and then implement strategies to increase productivity in the workplace.
Impact of ADHD at Work:
Adults with ADHD tend to be misunderstood and unnecessarily fired for common misunderstandings that occur in social situations. By increasing the public’s awareness about ADHD, employers can retain employees and not lose them through the cracks of misunderstandings.
Recognizing ADHD at Work:
Does an employee or coworker seem slightly off or like they’re intentionally tuned out to what’s going on from time to time? Recognizing the signs of an employee with ADHD will increase peace in business environments by decreasing minor misunderstandings that add up to unnecessary firing and quitting of (potentially) valuable employees.
Disclose or not Disclose your ADHD at Work?:
This website will provide valuable up-to-date tips on situations and scenarios on whether or not it’s best to disclose your ADHD to your employer and coworkers, or to” bite your tongue”.
This website will give employers and employees tips to best work with ADHD employees and maintain an ADHD-friendly workplace.
1Kessler, R. C., Adler, L. A., Barkley, R. A., Biederman, J., Conners, C. K., Demler, O., … Zaslavsky, A. M. (2006). The prevalence and correlates of adult ADHD in the United States: Results from the national comorbidity survey replication. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 716-723.