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Neurodiversity initiatives have proven their value at leading organizations such as SAP, HPE and Microsoft. In an insightful white paper, EY senior strategy consultant Ben Cooke outlines the case for hiring individuals with dyslexia – an increasingly smart strategy as the workplace shifts to favor the strengths these employees offer. EY produced the paper in association with Made By Dyslexia, a nonprofit organization helping the world understand, value and support dyslexia.

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Ben Cooke is senior consultant for strategy at EY-Parthenon.


Dyslexia affects learning and processing information for one in ten people.

Dyslexia refers to a genetic variation that causes an individual to learn and process information differently. People with dyslexia tend to have strong capabilities in communication skills, creativity and problem-solving – including imagining, visualizing, understanding patterns, connecting with others, understanding the self, reasoning and decision-making.

Individuals with dyslexia often show curiosity and an interest in exploring ideas. They tend to experience difficulty in memorization, spelling and reading. Dyslexia affects more than one in ten people.

The workplace is shifting to favor creativity, problem-solving and social competencies.

Workforce augmentation – the automation of portions of jobs – aims at enhancing the workforce and complementing workers’ capabilities. It includes the use of robotic process automation and various forms of intelligent process automation, such as chatbots and machine learning. As a ...

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