The subject of disclosure in the workplace is an issue that comes up time and time again. The general consensus seems to be, we are protected by the law and bring many positive attributes to the workplace. If taken at face value, it seems that disclosures not something that should put us at a distinct disadvantage. Unfortunately, in reality this is not always the case.
No matter how much we rave about our creativity, empathy, 3D thinking and problem solving skills. There are still employers that see dyslexic employees as resource hungry disruptors, rather than individuals that, with the right support, can bring a fresh approach to their business, which ultimately has a positive effect on their bottom-line.
Graham Welsh could have been a casualty of those negative attitudes to dyslexia in the workplace. However, his employer saw the value in supporting an employee that saw and did things differently. Graham’s story clearly illustrates the benefits that are brought to a business when it makes a decision to support diversity amongst its ranks.
If you are an employer, manager or HR professional. By the end of this episode, you’ll be in no doubt about why investing in a diverse work force, is not just a compassionate decision, but a decision that makes good business sense.
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