The changing world needs dyslexia skills in the workplace
As our world continues to change and evolve where technology supports everyone with everyday tasks, the need for creative, problem solving and leadership skills are more important than ever.
These unique set of skills has shaped the world we live in today with famous innovators such as Sir Richard Brandson, Agatha Christie and Albert Einstein. All of who are dyslexic. In the future, enhanced tasks and new roles will be created that match closely to the strengths of dyslexic thinking.
At least 1 in 10 people in the UK and nearly 1 in 5 in the US are influenced by dyslexia. People with dyslexia have a genetic difference in their ability to learn and process information. As a result, people will excel in creative, problem-solving and communication tasks but will experience challenges with spelling, reading and memorising fact.
Only 3% of the public believe dyslexia is a positive trait according to YouGov research and 73% of dyslexic people hide their dyslexia from employers. Made by Dyslexia has created a movement to unite, inspire and shape the future to understand and support people with dyslexia.
2019 Made By Dyslexia Global Summit marks the start of the revolution and the pledge to address the support needed for people with dyslexia. Calling upon all companies and countries to join together to recognise, understand and support dyslexia.
As partners and supporters of Made By Dyslexia, Recite Me Managing Director, Ross Linnett and Marketing Director, Michael Halpin joined over 200 people and thousands more worldwide via live stream at their annual Global Summit in London. The evening created a platform to recognise the power of dyslexia through listening to three inspiring panels. The imaginers, the game changers, and the change-makers. All of which are geared towards improving the perception and celebrating neurodiversity by connecting the dots.
The overall main focus of the evening was to address how to improve the screening of dyslexia from an early age and then how to teach children with dyslexia in the right way to excel on their strengths. Children with dyslexia do not fit into the normal school model of written and reading exams. Working together, the education system needs to change their approach so that every child can develop their key skills in the right way so they can achieve their end goal of starting their dream career.
In a world of technologically-enabled change, how we work is changing. Normal working tasks of writing and reading are being supported via everyday technology. Technology is, therefore, creating a need for new skill sets which people with dyslexia excel with.
These days, flexible, multi-disciplined and collaborative job skills will become paramount. It is clear that organisations need to better understand dyslexia and the benefits they bring to a business. Many dyslexics shie with their creative skills, analytical thinking and big-picture thinking as some of their strengths, skills which are highly sought after in some of the world’s biggest industries. If we’re all going to be successful together going forward, it’s imperative to better understand which strengths everyone is bringing to the modern world of work.