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Powering Innovation: Celebrating Neurodiversity Week at MissionCX

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As a trailblazer in the energy sector, MissionCX is at the forefront of embracing neurodiversity, understanding that the unique ways people think and process information are not just variations but invaluable assets. Our commitment to neurodiversity is driven by a belief in the potential of every individual and the collective strength that comes from our differences.

At MissionCX, we believe in the power of diversity, not just in our backgrounds and experiences, but also in the way we think and perceive the world. This belief is at the heart of our commitment to embracing neurodiversity, a concept that recognises and celebrates the myriad of ways in which our brains function. As we celebrate Neurodiversity Celebration Week from March 18th to 24th, 2024, we would like to share a schedule of events designed to educate, inspire, and foster conversations about the richness of human cognitive diversity and urge any of you that are interested to take part. The event schedule can be found here

Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024

We’re thrilled to share this engaging line-up of events for Neurodiversity Celebration Week, featuring panel discussions with inspirational speakers from various backgrounds and professions. These discussions will delve into key topics related to neurodiversity, aiming to educate and spark meaningful conversations.

The Essence of Neurodiversity

The term “neurodiversity” was coined in 1997 by sociologist Judy Singer, spotlighting the movement for autism rights and awareness. Since then, the scope of neurodiversity has broadened to encompass a range of brain function variations, including ADHD, dyslexia, and Tourette’s, among others. Neurodiversity challenges the conventional notion of a single “normal” brain function, advocating for a shift in perspective that sees neurodivergent conditions not as problems to be fixed, but as natural variations to be understood and celebrated.

Neurotypical vs. Neurodivergent

Neurotypical individuals have brain processing and functioning that aligns with societal standards of “typical,” often unaware of this alignment due to its commonality. Neurodivergent people experience brain functioning that deviates from these norms, encompassing conditions like autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, and are usually aware of their unique cognitive processes. This distinction highlights the diversity within our cognitive experiences and emphasises the importance of acceptance and support for all types of minds.

MissionCX’s Commitment to Neurodiversity

Embracing neurodiversity aligns with our core values at MissionCX. We understand that fostering an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive requires acknowledging and celebrating cognitive differences. By reducing the stigma around learning and thinking differences, we encourage a more inclusive and supportive approach that benefits everyone.

Neurodiversity Week Event Highlights

Panel Discussions: Join insightful conversations with leading voices in the neurodiversity movement. The panels will cover a range of topics, from personal experiences to strategies for creating more inclusive workplaces.

Accessibility and Inclusion: All events are free and open to the public, making these events accessible to everyone, with recordings available post-event for registered participants.

The Business Imperative for Neurodiversity

The energy and utilities industry is a critical component of the nation’s infrastructure, employing over half a million people. With an impending skills gap due to retirement, evolving technology, and increasing demand, there’s an urgent need for fresh, diverse talent. The sector anticipates the necessity to fill 277,000 vacancies by 2030, spotlighting the importance of neurodiversity in securing a competitive, skilled workforce.

MissionCX’s Neurodiversity Strategy

At MissionCX, increasing neuro-inclusion is a strategic priority. We are part of a collective effort within the industry to attract, recruit, and retain diverse talent, recognizing the unmatched value neurodivergent individuals bring to our organization and the sector at large. With an estimated 820,000 neurodivergent engineers in the UK alone, the potential for innovation and growth is immense.

Benefits of a Neuro-Inclusive Workplace

Embracing neurodiversity not only enhances diversity of thought and innovation but also cultivates a positive culture, improves customer relationships, and boosts employee engagement and wellbeing. With the industry facing future challenges in engineering, digital technology, and cyber security, neurodivergent talents are perfectly aligned to meet these demands, offering unique skills in problem-solving, analytical thinking, and creativity.

MissionCX’s Commitment to Neuro-Inclusion

At MissionCX, we are dedicated to creating an environment where neurodiversity is not only accepted but celebrated. Through targeted recruitment, talent management, and employee support initiatives, we’re unlocking the potential of neurodivergent talent, providing them with the tools and support needed to thrive. Our approach to neuro-inclusion is about leveraging our collective differences to fuel innovation and drive success.

The Way Forward

MissionCX’s journey towards becoming a neuro-inclusive workplace is ongoing. We understand the importance of adapting our practices across all areas of the employee lifecycle, from recruitment and hiring to talent management and beyond. By fostering an inclusive environment that values the contributions of all our employees, we’re not just building a more robust and resilient organization—we’re shaping the future of the energy and utilities sector.


Join us at MissionCX as we celebrate neurodiversity and harness the power of diverse minds to fuel innovation and power the future. Together, we’re not just embracing change; we’re leading it.

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