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Neurodiversity and Management Styles



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Jon interviews Gabriel Severi, a Security Engineer at Live Nation Entertainment, about the economic impact of neurodiversity and management. They discuss the concept of ADHD tax, where neurodivergent individuals spend extra time and money on tasks that neurotypical individuals can complete more efficiently. The conversation also touches on the flaws in current productivity metrics and the negative impact of bad managers on the economy. Gabriel suggests measuring candidates based on measurable metrics such as IQ, problem-solving skills, and pattern detection rather than experience or knowledge with a particular tool. The podcast concludes by emphasising the need for continuous learning and training for everyone.

Points highlighted in this episode: Consider the concept of ADHD tax and how it may impact neurodivergent individuals in the workplace. Evaluate current productivity metrics and consider alternative methods for measuring productivity. Provide better performance management and people management training, especially for neurodiverse employees. Measure candidates based on measurable metrics such as IQ, problem-solving skills, and pattern detection rather than experience or knowledge with a particular tool. Emphasise the need for continuous learning and training for everyone. Overview Of Podcast Introduction & your ADHD tax 13:10 Trend 1: Bullmarket 15:50 Trend 2: Promotions 17.01 Trend 3: Bad Management 25:22 Wage inflation & Hiring Market 46.14 Skills gaps and hiring 59:11 Diamond in the rough 64.27 The big five 70:42 Personality Traits 87:01 Last Comments About Our Host Jon And Guest Gabriel Jon Wakefield, Consultant at Via Resource Jon joined Via Resource with a year of recruitment experience in the Cyber Security market, where he specialises in Security Engineering and DFIR.

Having placed candidates from Senior Manager Security Engineering to mid-level in highly regulated industries such as finance; Jon has built a comprehensive understanding of both candidate and client needs and addresses each role, and person, on an individual basis to find the perfect fit.

As an avid Star Wars fan, you will often see or hear Jon making connections and references to cyber security. Jon has ADHD and is an avid supporter of neurodivergent talent in the workplace.

Gabriel Severi, Security Engineer at Live Nation Entertainment Gabriel is a cybersecurity professional with just over 6 years of experience and exposure to multiple industry sectors. Currently he works as a Senior Consultant, specialising in Security Architecture. Outside of cybersecurity, Gabriel has a deep interest in Psychology and Game Theory, which he has used to analyse the current job market and identify areas which are causing negative impact to the economy. He was diagnosed with ADHD in 2021, and has been trying to upskill companies in neurodiversity management, one employer at a time.

He identified that this might be too slow a method, so now he is campaigning more strongly for better management practices in general, which he hopes will improve the score for neurodiverse employees holistically as a result.
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