Hear Me Speak – Making Organizations Meaningful to Young Adults with ADHD



Event Details: The 21st International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB) Conference

The conference provides a platform for professionals, practitioners, academics, educators and researchers in the various fields of management and business to disseminate and share the latest research, knowledge and experiences in the European and Mediterranean regions and beyond.

Dates: May 18-20, 2016

Location: University of Quebec at  Montreal, UQAM

Topic: Making Organizations Meaningful to Young Adults with ADHD

Learn more: IAMB.net

The Disturbing Relationship Between Addiction and ADHD

The Disturbing Relationship Between Addiction and ADHD

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by Leah Sottile

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 6.4 million children ages four to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD in the United States—but then those kids grow up, and doctors are realizing that ADHD does not go away with age. Some 4.4 percent of adults in America struggle with ADHD, which, in 2000, was estimated to cost $31.6 billion in healthcare costs and lost work hours.

Future ADHD Workplace

photoResearch states that in a recent 2013 workplace survey, a workplace must enable employees to focus yet collaborate with one another. Yet three-quarters of all employees are unable to work effectively due to distractions – technological and otherwise – along with the fact that work spaces have become smaller and more open. Diane Hoskins, an executive from Gensler global design firm, writes that a study their firm conducted in 2013 found that employees who could effectively focus were 57% more able to collaborate, 88% better able to learn on the job, and 42% better able to socialize in the workplace as compared to peers who are unable to focus.*

The key to improved focus is a balanced workplace that provides flexibility in mobility and a variety of settings from which employees can work. These include private desks, meeting rooms, and cafe-style settings, depending on the individual employee’s need to focus and/or interact. For most employment settings, this is clearly a future state, one where employees may negotiate with current employers to become more prevalent and prominent.

* Castellano, Stephanie, ASTD, T+D, October, 2013