Question: I know someone posted earlier about having a boss with ADD/ADHD. What about
when the person diagnosed with ADD/ADHD (combined
inattentive/hyperactive type) is the executive assistant herself?
I would be interested in knowing what employer-provided (under the
ADA) accommodations have helped other admins with this disorder to do
their jobs better/more effectively.
Our responsibilities as admins are often focused on being able to
multi-task, keep organized, prioritize, remain on time with projects,
remember names/phone numbers, and keep focused ... all of which have to
happen simultaneously, sometimes. All of these are significant
challenges for someone with the disorder and who has issues with
short-term memory, keeping track of time, finding/organizing files and
remembering information after being distracted by someone/something
else, etc. -- Anonymous