The fact that ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is being more frequently diagnosed among children is not new information. Adult ADHD cases, however, are becoming much more prominent, impacting personal lives, as well as career aspirations.
An estimated 8 million adults in the United States have ADHD. Less than 20 percent have been officially diagnosed, and of those that are diagnosed, only about 25 percent seek help.*
If you think ADHD might be the cause of your productivity struggles at work, review the following list of symptoms, and be sure to consult your doctor if you’re experiencing one or more items on the list.
Signs and Symptoms of ADHD
- Inability to focus
- Difficulty listening to instructions or remembering details
- Difficulty completing tasks
As Business Coaches, we’ve had highly successful clients express shame in not being able to keep up with their basic workflow or simple everyday tasks. The general inability to remain focused during a meeting is also a common complaint.
Many have the gift of being strategic and creative thinkers, but may lack some of the fundamentals for managing detail-oriented tasks. While there is no shame in that, maintaining accuracy, efficiency and timeliness can be much more challenging.
How We Help
In addition to medical resources, Business Coaches can be extremely valuable in working with clients with ADHD symptoms of varying degrees. It is our goal to help all clients obtain their optimal level of productivity, while maintaining a high level of job satisfaction. We do this in the following ways:
- Environment: Helping to create a workplace environment that minimizes distractions, and maximizes your talents and interests.
- Time Management: Evaluate workflow to ensure ample focused time can be dedicated to your most critical work. Starting your day with a detailed time schedule can be a life saver!
- Use of Resources: Seeking realistic opportunities for delegating/outsourcing mundane tasks. We help you find ways to spend less time on distracting details and more time on revenue-generating activities.
Remember, Adult ADHD affects millions of people just like you and your co-workers. Getting the help you need to be more productive, to build better relationships and to optimize your career is as simple as contacting us today!
*Statistical information provided by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.