Monthly Dyslexia News Digest – February 2018

In the headlines

12 February 2018

Richard Branson writes about how the founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, had dyslexia, which led to two of the innovative features of the way the company operates. The features are the use of memorable Swedish names and places to identify products rather than individual number codes and the use of pictures with no words on the assembly instructions. Dyslexia made IKEA!

https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/how-dyslexia-helped-create-ikea

15 February 2018

HR magazine Re:locate Magazine reports that only 10% of HR professionals in the UK say that neurodiversity is included in people management practices despite the statistic that 10% of the UK population is neurodivergent. This inevitably means that neurodivergent individuals are unable to reach their full potential in the workplace and that the workplaces are missing out on using the unique strengths of their neurodivergent staff.

Uptimize and the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) have produced a guide called Neurodiversity at Work, which covers many issues including making your people management approach neurodiversity smart and how to build an inclusive, neurodiverse workplace. Read more at the link given.

https://www.relocatemagazine.com/news/hr-are-organisations-considering-neurodiversity-at-work-cipd