Long viewed as a disability, dyslexia is increasingly recognized as a different way of thinking and a group of skills — and dyslexic thinkers are proven to have a key advantage in the business world.
According to Kate Griggs, CEO and founder of the global charity Made By Dyslexia, dyslexic thinkers display skills like problem solving, communication and team building, each of which are crucial to running a successful business.
However, despite the strengths of dyslexic thinkers, many companies have not yet recognized how this talent pool can help fill skill gaps and fuel innovation. In fact, research from Randstad Enterprise shows that although 66% of HR leaders believe their companies meet the needs of dyslexic thinkers, just 16% of people with dyslexia report feeling supported at work.
Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, is just one example of a highly successful entrepreneur with dyslexia. Recognizing how dyslexic thinking has been his superpower, Branson is teaming up with Made By Dyslexia to raise awareness about the benefits of dyslexic thinking and how businesses can help their dyslexic employees thrive.
Read more about strengths dyslexic thinkers bring to the workplace in Forbes, then learn how Richard Branson and Made By Dyslexia are working to help companies support and empower dyslexic thinkers.