Untreated ADHD in the Workplace: From Insight to Action

//Untreated ADHD in the Workplace: From Insight to Action

Untreated ADHD in the Workplace: From Insight to Action

Dysfunction in the workplace can occur because of untreated ADHD. As mentioned before there are real costs related to under performance in the workplace. Without certain parameters in place, your organization is probably missing the true potential of many employees; potential that could yield great ideas and profit.

Difficult employees aren’t really difficult

Often labeled as “difficult employees,” employees can many times be dealing with untreated ADHD. They may not meet objectives or goals because they struggle with staying focused and prioritizing. They may miss deadlines and have challenges communicating effectively. The typical response to these employees is one of discipline. There is a better alternative.

Companies that invest in understanding and helping workers achieve their potential, instead of disciplining them, see significant positive returns. In this article, you’ll find ideas beyond a sink or swim mentality. You’ll find opportunities to change under performers to over performers by providing them tools for succeed.

Not all brains work the same

These underachievers often suffer from untreated ADHD or ADD, which really means their brains work differently. Those with ADHD have an “innovator brain.” These employees may also have dyslexia or learning challenges. Understanding how these people operate is the first change to make. The second change revolves around how to get help assistance that is beneficial and cost effective.

How to initiate change

To get in touch with the under performer’s mindset, educate and train managers and supervisors. Frequently, we hear that the disappointment and frustration of these managers revolves mostly around communication issues. These managers want to help but feel powerless.

They lack knowledge, understanding, and time. The key to removing the barriers is to take action to inform and equip managers. That can be achieved with little cost and time when you consult with a professional.

Both managers and employees have to initiate change. This requires insights for each perspective. A professional ADHD coach has this ability and skills to bridge the gap between employee and workplace. They can provide education and training for the supervisors for a fraction of the cost when compared to productivity losses and turnover.

ADHD Coaches offer help to employees with specific needs resulting from dyslexia, learning disabilities, and communication difficulties. Even employees that had never had a diagnosis may learn they have untreated ADHD. A coach brings in structure and accountability for both the manager and employee. This leads to permanent change.

Learn more about how to address untreated ADHD in the workplace

Learn more about these solutions and finding a new perspective on under performance in the workplace with Highly Effective Workplace. We’ll also continue on this topic of addressing under performance in the workplace, talking next about “how to” turn promising under performers into over performers with confidence.

By | 2017-12-17T08:43:27+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Workplace|0 Comments

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As founder and president of ADHD FREE, Carol has proven to be one of the foremost thought leaders on the subject of ADHD and other innovative brain types. Her 40+ years of hands-on experience with ADHD as well as her cutting-edge research provide valuable tools and success strategies for children, teenagers, college students, adults, executives and couples that Carol coaches, trains and consults with. Every day Carol provides her clients with the tools they need to lead orderly, happy lives in the classroom, office and home. After working with Carol, you will know your unique gifts, be able to express your true talents, and successfully achieve a more stress free and fulfilling life.

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