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Employee health is the current priority. To bolster it, the office design must accommodate neurodiversity. It must support each employee’s distinct way of thinking. Whether you’re planning a new zone or overhauling an existing one, the following insights will help you make it inclusive. Only then will a neurodiverse workforce flourish.

The neurodiverse office design – key takeaways:

  • Neurodiversity is the natural variation in human neurocognition, person to person. It all hinges on sensory integration — how we process multiple sensory inputs. While neurotypical people have typical responses to sensory inputs, neurodivergent people do not.

  • Neuroprocessing is done by the five senses, so accommodating neurodivergence is simply considering the office space through the senses.

  • Designing with neurodiversity top of mind is designing in an inclusive way. Also called inclusive or universal design.

  • Office design that factors neurodiversity benefits everyone. Consider acoustic work pods, which give both sound-sensitive neurodivergent and average neurotypical employees more sonic ambiance.

  • Focus on seven foundational aspects as you retrofit the office for a neurodiverse workforce: zoning (dividing space), wayfinding, movement, acoustics, lighting, air quality, and visual privacy.

What is neurodiversity?

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