ADHD in the Workforce
Although ADHD can at times be a challenge in the workplace, there are many resources that can help to maximize your success. Below are several tips and resources to help with current or future employment.
- Spend time organizing yourself at the beginning of each day. Consider:
- Arriving early to allow organizational time
- Making a list of your tasks for the day
- Scheduling your day into blocks with specific tasks
- Write down important information from meetings or discussions immediately
- Consider recording your meetings (with others’ permission)
- Take photos of notes on a board or slides as a visual reminder
- Minimize distractions to the best of your ability. This may include:
- Closing your door
- Turning off your phone
- Moving to a quiet area if you don’t a private office
- Using headphones or white noise to drown out distracting noises
- Set aside time for exercise/outdoor breaks
- Feeling your attention drifting? Stand up and stretch!
- Check your communication with others carefully.
- Think before you speak or send an email
- Keep drafts of emails/letters for a short time and reread prior to sending them out.
ADD in the Workplace by Kathleen Nadeau
Adult ADHD: How to Succeed as a Hunter in a Farmer’s World by Thom Hartmann
Smart but Scattered Guide to Success by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare