For Liselotte – and for Novo Nordisk - the project has been an
eye-opening experience, and a way to consider talent in a broader perspective.
“At Novo Nordisk, we are really good at looking
at processes and strategic fit. But we need people who can do
other things – perhaps from quirkier angles than we are used
to,” she explains.
“We can see that the people with autism who have
been part of the project are really good at manoeuvring in the
processes, but they can also see when something is unnecessarily
cumbersome or obscure. They are a talent pool we don’t consider.
They give us something we will not otherwise get.”
For Alvin, the benefits of the project are
clear. Being in full-time employment has led to greater
independence outside of work – and the structure he finds in
his job is something that he has also been able to apply to
his personal life.
“After I started working at Novo Nordisk I
became much more structured in my personal life – I’m much more
organised now,” he says. “Moving out of my parent’s home was a
huge change for me; it would have been much harder without the
experience from Novo Nordisk.”
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