Turn bias into a competitive advantage
The purpose of Specialisterne is to harness the special characteristics and talents of people with for e.g. autism and use them as a competitive advantage, and as a means to help them secure meaningful employment.
In Danske Bank, the 11 consultants bring new perspectives on everything from the development of IT systems, process optimisations and generally more openness about being different – to the benefit of both colleagues and customers of Danske Bank:
“Some people have bias against neurodivergent people: Do you need to change how you work and plan everything in advance? The answer is no. In our part of the organisation, we already work agile and very structured, and this fits Morten’s way of working. He is a fast learner and very talented, and he is actually one of our most requested developers at the moment,” says Gitte Skoubo, who is Morten’s leader in the Digital Core DK Tribe in Danske Bank.
Due to the success so far, Danske Bank is currently in the process of hiring more consultants from Specialisterne:
“There are many talented people like Morten out there. Neurodivergent people have so much potential and bring so much value to the teams and the organisation as a whole. It’s a win-win situation. The consultants bring their special talent and skills to the table, and they are happy to work at a place where their talent can shine,” says Frans Woelders, Group COO at Danske Bank.