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Are you a boss with a member of staff with ADHD?

Here’s an article from US website ‘Small Business Review’ about handling staff with ADHD. It was written by someone with ADHD so is quite interesting for employees too. (But the links are to US organisations so not a great help to those outside.)

The full article is here: http://smallbusinessreview.com/for_the_boss/Managing_the_ADHD_Adult/

Excerpt here:

Managing the ADHD Adult

By Nancy Snell

There are millions of ADHD adults in the workforce. Learn to make the most of their talents.

As a business owner or manager, the odds are that at some point you will have to deal with an employee or colleague who has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), commonly known as Attention Deficit Disorde. The presence of ADHD among children is well known. But it is also common in adults . Experts estimate that between 8 million and 10 million adults suffer from ADHD and two-thirds of children with ADHD will continue to have ADHD as adults.

When ADHD shows up in the workplace (usually it’s undiagnosed), there are potentially severe consequences—lost productivity, disruptions, mistakes. Without proper handling, the employee who suffers from ADHD or who starts to exhibit ADHD-like symptoms—distractibility, feelings of being overhwhelmed—can throw a huge monkey wrench into the workings of a small operation. On the other hand, with professional help and careful supervision, the ADHD adult can continue to function productively, and maybe even thrive. Rest of article here…

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