With differences in processing information speeds, interpreting social cues, and more, communication is different for autistic colleagues. This needs to be recognised when giving feedback to ensure that it is a positive experience, and one that focuses on growth, development, and support. This blog considers how feedback can be communicated effectively and what considerations are important when collaborating with autistic employees.
Ask for preferred communication methods
This is a conversation well worth having, as different people have varying forms of communicative preferences. This could be face-to-face conversations, online conversations, or as a written email – or a combination of methods; for instance, a face-to-face meeting followed up with a bullet-pointed email of key points. Bear in mind that within these various forms, different styles exist, as well as the fact that it can vary based on the context or circumstance.