The positive aspects of dyslexia from an employer's point of view is that there are traits that when properly harnessed can be extremely beneficial to any business or workplace. Each adult with dyslexia is an individual and therefore his/her characteristics will be unique.
They might include:
Most adults have created strategies that enable them to do their job effectively. In certain circumstances these strategies may not be as effective, such as:
The employee with dyslexia will need to develop new strategies and/or adapt strategies already in use. This may present challenges for such employees, especially if they have 'coped' previously but not been consciously aware of the development of strategies.
Employees' awareness that they may be struggling or not performing effectively within their job role often, understandably, results in increased levels of stress, anxiety and an overall lowering of confidence and self-esteem.
We would recommend The Little Book of Mindfulness to give ideas and tips to reduce anxiety and stress that is all too often experienced in the workplace.