I am a fellow autistic female and these are my thoughts on Greta Thunberg

There has been so much negative commentary and attention on Greta Thunberg. As a female autistic person I have been quite shocked at times at what I have observed in the news and social media.What has stood out to me is the reaction people are having to Greta. And it’s not necessarily about her speeches,… Read More I am a fellow autistic female and these are my thoughts on Greta Thunberg

Microsoft Ignite Part 2: A Change Management and Adoption Perspective

During and post Ignite we have been hit with a tsunami of updates and information. I feel like now we are settling in the flood that remains and wading through information to understand what is relevant, what we need to get quickly across and how to find that detail. When attending this conference as a… Read More Microsoft Ignite Part 2: A Change Management and Adoption Perspective

Microsoft Ignite Part 1: A Neurodiverse Perspective

I attended Microsoft Ignite last week in 3 different roles. Firstly, what triggered me to travel to the conference, was representing neurodiversity as an autistic individual. I was asked by Microsoft to lead some table discussions each day as part of the area setup by the Humans of IT community. The second role I played… Read More Microsoft Ignite Part 1: A Neurodiverse Perspective

Neurodiversity, Technology and the Workplace

Neurodiversity is a term used to describe conditions like autism, dyslexia and ADHD. The growing focus on diversity and inclusion in many workplaces can increase awareness of the variety of communication and work styles. With this increasing dialogue comes a shift in the focus of atypical ways of thinking or learning, away from the deficits,… Read More Neurodiversity, Technology and the Workplace

To Whom It May Concern — Let’s talk about your WIIFM

Dear CIO, IT Manager, Project Manager, Business Decision Maker, Program Lead, I get increasingly frustrated with the way you try and sell or communicate your change to your people. Too often I see projects where the awareness communication or training for staff uses broad sweeping statements and descriptions that are your way of trying to… Read More To Whom It May Concern — Let’s talk about your WIIFM