A plea to employers who want to make your environment more friendly for those who have sensory sensitivities:
Please watch this video and consider how many of these sensory accommodations will benefit MOST of your employees, not JUST your employees with sensory issues. Creating a more comfortable workforce is beneficial to your entire team.
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3 thoughts on “5 Ways Employers Can Have a Sensory Friendly Office”
Outstanding job communicating ways employers can improve work conditions to accommodate peeps w/ASD et cetera. Have you run across any good resources/orgs/people in Minnesota who have Dx of ASD? I’m still going in circles trying to find resources as I am 53yo & was just Dxed this July. I was supposed to get therapy for a traumatic event that happened year ago last May. At the time I didn’t realize how vulnerable I am & I was Roofied by someone I knew. I woke up with broken ribs & bloodied knees. I still need to talk w/someone qualified & available Then, about a year later I get Dxed w/ASD. Now I need help w/the PSTD AND ASD lol. The shock of the mistakes doctors made with me over 18 years also triggered my PTSD. I won’t see a psychiatrist w/o a witness present. That’s how bad mental health professionals are in MN. Your videos & posts are great. They have been most helpful to my situation.
Yes to all of this!
I’ve never understood why call centres started renovating to open concept floor plans. Offices where teamwork and collaboration are a part of the job,; there I can see it being useful to a point. But not in call centers! When I first started working in call centres, they used to use cubicles. And that was great because you weren’t being bombarded by the calls from the people all around you. And then around 2006 the open-concept office thing took (here at least) and suddenly the call centres that I worked in at the time went full open concept. And it’s noisy! And it’s distracting! And there is no reason for me to have to struggle to hear the person I’m trying to help on the phone over everybody else in the centre, except it makes it easier for the supervisors to see everybody and micromanage. And it’s not like they can’t already listen in on your calls.
That and the lights for sure. But the open concept office thing just makes no sense to me. Especially since the science now shows that it hurts productivity! It’s making working at your most efficient harder for everyone, not just those of us with sensory difficulties.