Virtual Work during COVID-19:
Challenges, barriers & enablers for neurodiverse workers
Many have been met with workforce challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, but perhaps none of them are as unique as those faced by neurodiverse workers. The Grit & Flow vision is that every person, regardless of ability or disability, has the right to find well-being through employment. The purpose of this study is to understand the challenges, barriers, and enablers faced by neurodiverse individuals who were abruptly shifted to working from home, as well as the solutions that helped make working from home easier. It is quite possible that this time of our lives will change the landscape of work forever as more companies experience the benefits of having a virtual workforce. By understanding the challenges, barriers, and enabling solutions you encountered working from home during this crisis, our research will inform organizations on the best practices for the future of working virtually with neurodiverse employees. If you are interested in participating, please click on the link to begin.
Participation in the research is voluntary and your answers and information will be kept completely confidential and anonymous. You will first participate in a quick 3-5 minute intake survey that asks about your diagnosis, work environment, and basic demographics. If you meet the selection criteria, you will be contacted by a member of the research team and at that time you will sign an informed consent and participate in answering three questions. We respect your time and preference for participation therefore, the questions can be answered whichever way is most comfortable for you. You can answer the three questions via submitted text, through a Zoom video call, telephone call, or personal video submission that will take no more than 30 minutes to complete. Your participation will help inform organizations on the best way to work virtually with individuals like yourself. Thank you for your time and for helping to make a difference in the careers of neurodiverse workers.