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Trifecta Health helps ADHD sufferers to be better at work!

If you have employees within your workforce who are affected by ADHD, you will be aware of the challenges that they face on a daily basis.

This of course impacts on their work productivity, which in turn hits the workplace. There are things that can be done to help ADD/ADHD sufferers focus their attentions for a longer period of time, and it’s important that managers understand these tips and apply them in the workplace.

Here are a few tips.

When handing out tasks, it’s a good idea to give an opportunity for the employee to ask questions and to clarify any points they’re unsure of, as well as repeat the instructions back to firm it up in their mind.

Be clear and concise.

Whether that’s written emails and memos, or phone conversations, keep all communication to the point and very clear. Also avoid lumping together too many points in one email or conversation. Ask for verbal instructions to be followed up in writing, to check understanding. Summarize and recap any instructions at the end of meetings.

Give praise!

Everyone works better when they feel appreciated and this boosts an ADHD sufferer’s self-confidence especially.

Consider team work, and pairing up people with complimenting skills, to benefit the task at hand and the employee.

Allow an interruption free period of time during the working day, to allow re-focus. The use of alarms, usually set on the computer, will help an ADHD sufferer to focus their attention, as research has shown that a good response is usually gained from prompts and realistic deadlines. One of the best traits of a good manager is understanding and empathy for a particular person’s condition, and if you can understand ADHD, and its effects, you will be in a better position to understand your employees. Of course, for any sufferer, it’s important to recognize when you may need help, whether that be through symptom control, discussions, or finding out if you really do have the condition; many people do go undiagnosed.

Trifecta Health is dedicated to helping ADHD sufferers, under the expert eye of top New York psychiatrist Dr Edward Fruitman. There is no need to suffer in silence, and no need to let ADHD majorly affect any part of your life, not least your career. Give us a call today, and start your road to recovery and management.

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