Employees with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder have great potential, and they want nothing more than to live up to that potential in their professional lives. Therefore, it’s very advantageous to the organization ready to invest in the training and coaching of an employee with ADHD. For example:
A productive employee:
An employee with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder who masters ADHD-friendly strategies and structures is likely to reach at least the same level of productivity as his or her colleagues. And if he or she learns to focus on using his or her strengths, he or she is apt to even surpass his or her peers’ performance.
A creative and innovative employee:
Recent studies show adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder have a high level of creativity, demonstrate originality in verbal tasks and have a higher level of real creative accomplishments than adults without ADHD.
Investing to optimize the productivity of an employee with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or organizational or stress management difficulties is a smart business move, as it enables the organization to retain a valued resource and unleash a real source of creativity and innovation in the enterprise.
An employee with a high tolerance for change and risk:
Employees with ADHD are generally visionary, with a high tolerance for the change, novelty and risk that make up today’s workplace reality.
Efficient and lasting solutions:
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is a condition that, with good support, responds well to treatment. ADHD coaching has proven not only effective, but studies show the resulting improvements are long lasting.
A happy and loyal employee:
When employees with ADHD feel supported and accepted in their workplace, they are able to contribute to the goals of the team and are extremely loyal to the employer who makes the effort to invest in them.
A productive team:
When a team member’s performance suffers, it creates a climate of instability for the entire team. Terminating the “problem” employee is not a real solution as finding and integrating a new employee demands a large investment in both time and money. However, when the organization helps an employee overcome his or her performance challenges, the integrity of the team is preserved and team cohesion is improved. Consequently, turnover costs are eliminated. The employee is able to effectively contribute to the team’s accomplishments and becomes a fully integrated member of the team.
We often see that redistributing duties among members of a team to take advantage of team members’ strengths, talents, interests and competences, two employees can deliver the results of three.
A permanent and successful return to work:
An employee on leave following a burnout who returns to work equipped with new structures and strategies, and the reflexes and confidence to use them ensures a smooth return to an active life and greatly reduces the risk of relapse.
For employees with ADHD, offering support oriented specifically for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder will enable a big improvement in their quality of life and the quality of the lives of their families, their colleagues and their community. They voluntarily apply strategies and solutions mastered in the workplace in other aspects of their lives.
Higher overall productivity:
Improving an employee’s productivity in his or her personal and professional life also creates a more harmonious family environment and a healthier lifestyle. This translates into an employee better able to focus and concentrate thus maximizing his or her potential at work.
An improved work-life balance:
A productive employee capable of realizing his or her objectives each day is a satisfied worker. When there’s no need to work longer hours to achieve the same level of productivity as his or her peers, there’s time for personal activities and time to recharge. This results in a better quality of life and a more efficient worker.
Improved life skills:
Among the strategies addressed during ADHD coaching, improving life skills (improving sleep patterns, ensuring sufficient exercise and healthy nutrition) has an enormous impact on the employee’s health, concentration, memory and ability to handle stress, which has a positive impact on all involved.