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