Global Transaction Advisory Group US Launches Wellness And Balance Committee Focusing On Neurodiversity

Published date05 April 2024
Subject MatterCorporate/Commercial Law, Employment and HR, Discrimination, Disability & Sexual Harassment, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Law FirmAlvarez & Marsal
AuthorVivian Santora

A&M TAGUS' Equity Change Team and Inclusive Diversity program are excited to kick off the latest Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative to promote inclusivity and raise awareness about Neurodiversity! A&M recognizes that we all think and process our daily life experiences differently, whether we are considered to be Neurotypical or Neurodivergent. We are proud to celebrate the unique talents and abilities offered by the Neurodivergent community in an effort to create a more Neuroinclusive world!

"Not all great minds think alike."

The rainbow infinity symbol represents Neurodiversity and the endless possibilities for the ways in which our minds develop and function. Consider adding this symbol to your email signature if you would like to show your support for Neurodiversity and Neurodivergent individuals.

What is Neurodiversity?

The term "Neurodiversity" originated in 1998 and celebrates the neurological differences in how our brains function and cause people to experience and engage with the world differently. Neurodiversity represents a social versus medical model of these neurological and behavioral differences which are not considered to be deviations or deficits, and that there is no one correct way to think or behave. Neurodiversity can be thought of as a spectrum with each person identifying with varying degrees of specific Neurodivergent traits.

How does Neurodiversity benefit organizations?

According to a flagship business article regarding Neurodiversity from the Harvard Business Review (2017), 77% of over 300 executives surveyed indicated that Neurodiversity represents a competitive advantage for their organizations, with 64% indicating that Neurodivergent employees have significantly improved their innovation capabilities.

According to JP Morgan, Microsoft, and SAP, neurodivergent employees offer a +90% retention rate when properly managed. In addition, they are 1.7x more likely to be an innovative leader, 1.8x more adaptive to change, and demonstrate out of the box thinking, natural-born problem-solving abilities, and increased loyalty.

According to a recent survey by TextHelp, an assistive technology provider, companies that establish a Neuroinclusive culture have reported:

  • 28% higher revenues
  • Double net income
  • 30% higher profit margins

"There is a group of people whose unique mind and voice are so well hidden, that they are hidden even from themselves." - Carrie Beckwith-Fellows, Ted Talk (2018)

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