We recently launched an exciting new collection of neurodiversity Badgie stickers. Following many thoughtful requests from our incredible customers, we designed these stickers to help neurodivergent people feel safe and understood in the workplace and for neurotypicals to show their support. There are thirty (30!) different stickers with designs for:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and
- Tourette’s Syndrome
Why support neurodiversity in the workplace?
It’s a no-brainer to celebrate and support neurodiversity at work when 15-20% of people are estimated to experience neurodivergence of some kind.1 There has been lots of research into how diversity within the workplace (such as race and gender) can increase company performance, so it’s not surprising that neurodivergent talent brings diversity of thought that offers new value.
For example, a JP Morgan initiative resulted in neurodivergent tech employees performing 90-140% more productively than existing employees of 5-10 years.2 A separate review of autistic employees working in Australia’s Department of Human Services found these employees to be 30% more productive than non-autistic employees.3
How do Badgie stickers support neurodiversity in the workplace?
A research report into neurodivergent people in the workplace (including people with ADHD, autism or dyslexia) concluded many workplace challenges could be overcome with understanding and adaptation.4 Many neurodivergent interviewees either didn’t ask for adaptations or did but were concerned it made them appear less intelligent or less efficient at their job.
We hope that everyday visibility of neurodiversity, in the form of these new stickers, can be a step towards understanding in workplaces, so that adaptations will eventually become more accessible for all neurodivergent employees.
Are the new stickers available now?
Yes, the new collection has launched! Click here to view our neurodiversity range.
If there is a neurodiversity sticker not included in the collection that you would like to suggest, head to our Facebook page here and make a recommendation on our featured post. This helps us prioritise what stickers to make next. Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page for updates.
Written by Kate Sargeant (she/they).
Kate is a queer writer living in Naarm. She is a book and cat lover with a degree in Creative Writing. You can find them at the beach in any weather.
- Neurodiversity at work: a biopsychosocial model and the impact on working adults, 2020.
- Neurodiverse applicants are revolutionising the hiring process, 2021.
- Neurodiversity as a competitive advantage, 2017.
- Thinking differently: neurodiversity in the workplace, 2020.