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:
    1. Arriving early to allow organizational time
    2. Making a list of your tasks for the day
    3. Scheduling your day into blocks with specific tasks
  • Write down important information from meetings or discussions immediately
    1. Consider recording your meetings (with others’ permission)
    2. Take photos of notes on a board or slides as a visual reminder
  • Minimize distractions to the best of your ability. This may include:
    1. Closing your door
    2. Turning off your phone
    3. Moving to a quiet area if you don’t a private office
    4. 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.
    1. Think before you speak or send an email
    2. 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