During my 15 years at BouyguesTelecom, Deloitte and Renault, I regularly experienced innovation processes that failed, projects with no outpouts, partial approaches to issues or proposed solutions that are too conventional. These situations were often due to the fact that all the participants had the same way of thinking or wished, consciously or not, to adopt the thinking mode the most widely established in the group or the company. However, the diversity of points of view, profiles, expertise and way of thinking is key to enriching and succeeding in innovation processes.
One aspect of this diversity is working with people who think differently. People with autism spectrum disorders or dyslexia, for example, have extrodinary abilities such as modelling, mathematics, memory… They are more able to think “out of the box” than the average person, to build ambitious visions that can have a real impact on the established rules, and excel in data and digital. People with mental health disorders, on the other end, are often much more creative than average. It is key to finely identify the talent of each and to value their uniqueness, it is from this uniqueness that wealth and creativity come.
Being myself concerned and having met other neuroatypical people in my career, I became aware of the subject, and from there came my desire to create a consulting firm leveraging diversity and in particular mind related diversity. Othentik will raise awareness and bring a different angle and unique recommandations to some of your projects while supporting greater diversity in the workplace.
 Harvard Business Review Neurodiversity Is a Competitive Advantage (hbr.org)
 Touched with Fire, Kay Redfield Jamison