Tarkett to Host Webinar Feb. 25 on Neurodiversity and Unlocking Unique Talent in the Workplace


Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, will host a webinar and live Q&A session on Thursday, February 25 at 10 a.m. (EST). During this webinar, experts will discuss neurodiversity—a term that refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions—and how workplace design can better support these employees to create truly inclusive workplaces.

“An estimated one in eight people are considered neurodiverse, but less than half are aware of their condition and very few businesses are designing workplaces to accommodate their particular needs,” said Leslie Thompson, director of workplace strategy, Tarkett North America. “Yet people with ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome, dyslexia and autism spectrum disorders are often individuals with a unique perspective on the world, who can help unlock innovation, creativity and big picture thinking in organizations.”

The webinar will feature Kay Sargent, senior principal at global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK. Her colleagues, Sarah Oppenhuizen, principal and director of interiors and Mary Kate Cassidy, senior interior design professional, will also be featured. HOK employs 1,600 people across a network of 23 offices on three continents. The team will be available for a live Q&A after the event.

The webinar will provide insights on:

  • The multi-faceted challenges faced by neurodiverse employees
  • The extraordinary strengths these individuals can bring to the workplace
  • How to navigate conflicting needs such as hypo- and hyper-sensory requirements
  • Practical advice on how to design for inclusivity

The webinar is the latest in a series of insights-driven reports and webinars created and hosted by Tarkett North America. This includes Rethinking the Inclusive Workplace and Rethinking the Dynamic Workplace. Both reports can be found here.

Event Details:
Title: Neurodiversity & Workplace Inclusivity
Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 10AM (EST); 11AM (CST); 1PM (PST)
Register here

About Tarkett

With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €3 billion in 2019. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletics tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. Tarkett has 12,500 employees and 33 industrial sites, and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to change the game with circular economy, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and wellbeing, and preserving natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment B, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60. www.tarkett.com.