Bridging the Gap: Promoting Organizational Inclusion for Neurodivergent Accountants

In a world where diversity and inclusion are becoming increasingly important in the workplace, a recent research article titled „Perceived Organizational Inclusion: Evidence from Neurodivergent Accountants in the U.S.“ by Loreal Jiles, Qi Duong (Susie), and Roopa Venkatesh explores the intersection of neurodiversity and the accounting profession. This study sheds light on the challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals in the field and provides valuable insights into promoting organizational inclusion.

The research addresses the pressing issues of talent attraction and retention in the accounting profession, specifically focusing on neurodiversity. By conducting interviews and online questionnaires among neurodivergent accountants in the United States, the study unveils the lack of perceived organizational inclusion among this group. It also reveals the positive impact of organizational inclusion on job performance and identifies key factors influencing this perception.

The research findings are illuminating:

  1. Lack of Perceived Organizational Inclusion: Neurodivergent accountants in the study reported a general lack of perceived organizational inclusion. This underscores the importance of creating an inclusive workplace for individuals with neurodivergent traits.
  2. Impact of Inclusion on Job Performance: The study highlights that when neurodivergent accountants perceive organizational inclusion, it positively influences their job performance. Inclusive environments can unlock the potential of diverse talent.
  3. Antecedents to Organizational Inclusion: The research identifies key factors that contribute to perceived organizational inclusion. Understanding these factors can guide organizations and leaders in creating inclusive strategies.

In addition to presenting statistical findings, the research amplifies the voices of neurodivergent accountants through oral histories. By sharing their lived experiences, the study provides a deeper understanding of the challenges they face. Furthermore, the research offers 37 actionable practices that can inform future strategies for organizations and leaders in practice. These practices are essential for fostering a more inclusive environment and supporting the success of neurodivergent individuals in the accounting profession.


To delve into this research and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to neurodiversity in accounting, you can access the full article here. It is a must-read for professionals, organizations, and leaders committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in the accounting profession.

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