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Author Topic: NYT Long Essay: An Office Designed for Workers with Autism  (Read 970 times)

mouser

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NYT Long Essay: An Office Designed for Workers with Autism
« on: February 22, 2019, 01:27 PM »
Fun long essay on a company that specifically caters to workers on the autism scale..

What happens when people who have trouble fitting into a traditional workplace get one designed just for them?
A business full of people who are on the autism spectrum provides its own kinds of managerial and interpersonal challenges, but to be the norm in an office, rather than an exception, is an unqualified relief for many of Auticon’s employees. Hirasuna noticed the difference in the first week of work, when he was writing an email to his manager. “I realized after the first day, Oh, yeah, I don’t have to read this over for nuance and all that stuff,” he said.


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Re: NYT Long Essay: An Office Designed for Workers with Autism
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 04:04 AM »
A good read. I've never worked in an office environment, not a typical one at any rate -- I think I would find it very challenging, in spite of not being 'on the scale'.
Tom