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Business for Aspies: 42 Best Uses of Asperger Syndrome Traits in the Workplace
     

Business for Aspies: 42 Best Uses of Asperger Syndrome Traits in the Workplace

by Ashley Stanford
 

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Most workplaces are a frenzied swirl of social interaction-between employees and bosses, customers and clients, and anyone else present. People with a mental framework better suited to non-social tasks can often be overlooked and underutilized in such an environment, but this book explains exactly how those with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can get their talents

Overview

Most workplaces are a frenzied swirl of social interaction-between employees and bosses, customers and clients, and anyone else present. People with a mental framework better suited to non-social tasks can often be overlooked and underutilized in such an environment, but this book explains exactly how those with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can get their talents recognized and become successful and indispensable employees.

Following current business practices and an easy-to-use format, Ashley Stanford addresses many of the issues that can arise once a person with As secures employment, through the eyes of both employee and employer. Describing what might be expected of any employee, she offers helpful tips and workarounds not only to enable AS individuals to achieve their fullest potential, but to take advantage of their strengths. In a positive and upbeat tone, Stanford shows that with the right supports and strategies, it is possible to overcome the day-to-day challenges that trip up even the savviest Aspie, including negotiating pay rises, employer/employee relationships, team meetings, career advancement, and choosing when to take vacation time. Drawing on her experience as CEO of a computer company, she suggests steps that employers and managers can take to improve the working environment for people with AS, maximizing strengths while minimizing potential difficulties.

Business for Aspies will help people with AS take steps towards achieving happy, fulfilled and above all successful working lives. It is essential reading for the employers, managers, partners, and families of people with AS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849058452
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/15/2011
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Ashley Stanford has worked as a technical writer for 16 years and is the CEO of a successful computer software company. She is the author of Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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