Date of Award

Fall 12-14-2023

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Business Administration


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Ralf Mehnert-Meland


Neurodiveristy, Human Resources, Inclusion


Neurodiverse individuals have long been viewed negatively, particularly in the workplace. Many recruiters or hiring managers have never considered the benefits that hiring a neurodiverse candidate could bring to their organization, rather looking at the additional costs of accommodation. The results of analyzing several case studies show that companies who incorporate neurodiverse candidates into their labor pool have seen increased productivity, creativity, process innovation, and cost reductions. This paper reviews several case studies combined with data obtained from interviews with a neurodiverse individual and a direct support care professional to develop a list of methods to be used in the hiring process to incorporate more neurodiverse individuals in the workforce. As a result of this analysis, it was confirmed that when groups of neurodiverse and neurotypical employees are integrated throughout all levels of an organization and placed in conducive work environments, the end results are more diverse viewpoints, additional creativity, and increased productivity within the entire organization.



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