To start off, it’s important to answer the questions of “what is ADHD?” and “how does ADHD present?”.
ADHD is a neurological disorder that causes the brain’s neurotransmitter chemicals; noradrenalin and dopamine; not to work properly. ADHD is often diagnosed in children, but many people receive a diagnosis in adulthood..
According to , “ADHD is essentially a name for developmental impairment of executive function.” Executive functions are the skills involved in planning, selective attention, motivation, and impulse control – adults with ADHD can struggle in these areas, which can affect their work.
- Organisation and prioritisation of tasks
- Keeping focused and not getting distracted, especially when reading
- Regulating emotions and managing stress
- Maintaining motivation and sustained effort on a task or project
- Short-term memory issues
- Impulse control and self-regulation
- Good crisis management
- Motivated by short-term deadlines/sprint cycles
- Ability to hyperfocus on specific projects and areas
- Willing to take risks and think outside the box