Management summary research study „Neurodiversity in (Not Only) Public Organizations: An Untapped Opportunity?“

This perspective article tries to show how neurodiversity can increase public organizations’ innovations and output quality. Studies from business and entrepreneurship fields are used to argue that public organizations may prosper if they recruit neurologically atypical individuals. Their unique thinking styles, coping strategies, and life experiences can lead to public services innovation. The management of public organizations through neurodiversity programs may gain competencies benefiting all employees. However, the promotion of neurodiversity cannot be achieved without demanding changes in organizational culture.


Target groups of stakeholders: Managers and employees of state and public organisations, and non-profit organizations dedicated to disadvantaged populations.

Citation: Houdek, P. (2022). Neurodiversity in (Not Only) Public Organizations: An Untapped Opportunity? Administration & Society.