ADHD IS YOUR WORKPLACE SUPERPOWER
ADHD IS YOUR WORKPLACE SUPERPOWER
An exciting study on the beneficial traits of employees with ADHD was done by Fingerprint for Success. While often the struggles of people with ADHD are the focus, in reality, there are many beneficial traits of ADHD. These ADHD traits are superpowers and can lead individuals with ADHD to have productive professional lives and benefit any organization they work for. Here are a few of them:
They excel working from home.
Since the pandemic, work-from-home job opportunities have become more common. The study found that individuals with ADHD are more productive in work-from-home jobs than their non-ADHD counterparts. People with ADHD thrive working at home without distractions. This leads to increased productivity and better quality of work.
They are excellent at identifying and solving problems.
In this study, people with ADHD were found to excel in problem-solving positions. As opposed to roles based on setting and achieving goals, people with ADHD are better skilled to work on and solve complicated problems. They have a unique perspective that sees problems with a more creative lens.
They are hyper-focused on details.
When people with ADHD work in an area of interest or expertise, they are exceptionally motivated to focus on the details. Hyperfocusing is a common trait of people with ADHD. When hyperfocusing on something, people with ADHD tune everything else out to focus on a specific detail. When working on a detailed work project, their hyperfocusing works to their benefit. Employees with ADHD will hyperfocus on every detail more than their non-ADHD coworkers.
They are inclusive and open-minded.
People with ADHD are known for being very empathetic. Because of this, they are inclusive and receptive to differing viewpoints. This promotes a positive workplace culture that encourages open and honest communication. Because people with ADHD have often been socially isolated because of their differences, they are exceptional advocates for justice and against the exclusion of others.
They are inventive thinkers.
People with ADHD approach all problems with out-of-the-box thinking. This helps them solve complex problems that their non-ADHD coworkers may struggle to solve. People with ADHD are not known for following rules. However, this trait leads their companies to move ahead in creative, new directions.
They are dependable.
While ingenuity is their working method, people with ADHD thrive in environments with predictable and clear patterns and routines. To adapt to life with ADHD, they have learned tactics, patterns, and habits to keep them disciplined. The combination of forward-thinking and predictable routines makes people with ADHD excellent collaborators.
They have an ear to the ground in their industry.
The study found that people with ADHD have an eye for financial gain and industry trends. Employees with ADHD can help companies grow with their keen eye for opportunity. They are skilled at analyzing existing practices for growth opportunities.
The traits of people with ADHD make them an asset to their organizations. They are wired to help their companies grow in innovative ways. Their unique perspectives and motivations cultivate a positive workplace culture. See! When the traits of ADHD are harnessed in the proper environments, they are superpowers!