Disability myth busting, the work-place.
Disabled person equals wheelchair wrong.
Less than eight percent of disabled people use wheelchairs.
People with dyslexia aren’t content for
business think again Richard Branson is done all right.
There aren’t very many disabled people in the workforce half of
their businesses lose billions every year through absenteeism and
reduced productivity caused not by hiring the disabled but because one-in-four
people become disabled at work whether through depression stress, cancer or
crippling back pain some of your work has become disabled. Are cancer and back
pain rarely disabilities yes.
Once we see beyond the classic wheelchair
symbol for disability we can focus on solutions for it in the work-place.
With the right tools understanding and support we
can reduce absenteeism by ninety percent and increase productivity.
People with disabilities can be as effective as anyone also diversity strengthens
a business and different perspectives reduce the dangers of group-think.
The short-term costs of finding solutions for disabilities
are far outweighed by the benefits because a diverse happy healthy
workforce is an effective one but the first
step in maximizing the potential of your workforce is rethinking disability.