Inclusive Collaboration - How Our Differences Can Make the Difference
Personality quirks, character traits, mental diversity. Technology thrives on innovation and creativity, and therefore, our industry relies upon a wide variety of people who think, react, work, communicate, interact, and socialise differently. Most modern workplaces value collaboration, teamwork, interaction, and change, but for many people, some of the ways we work, and the working environments that result in, present unique challenges on top of the day-to-day technical challenges of software development. In some cases, they can stifle the very creativity and innovative thinking we are trying to foster.
In this Masterclass, Aaron discusses how having a neurodiverse workforce can give you a competitive edge, and how the workplace can respect diverse needs and different requirements for interaction and collaboration to bring out the best in everyone's differences.
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What you’ll learn
By the end of this masterclass, you'll be able to:
- Define neurodiversity
- Describe why it's important to discuss neurodiversity in your team
- Implement practices and environmental changes to bring out the best in your whole team
Aaron Hodder hails from Wellington, New Zealand, where he works for Assurity Consulting to coach testers to develop and deliver new and innovative testing practices to better suit the demands of modern-day software development. Aaron is a passionate software tester with a particular enthusiasm for visual test modelling and structured exploratory testing techniques. He regularly blogs and tweets about testing and is a co-founder of Wellington Testing Workshops/