IT S NOT ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT. IT S ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

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Autism

Autism

Florian Michaelsen

Florian Michaelsen

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At

IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT.

IT’S ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

Project Manager Autism at Work, Dipl.-Kfm., PMP®

Project Manager Autism at Work, Dipl.-Kfm., PMP®

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Autism

Autism at Work

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Diversity

SAP

SAP

“Those who hear

butterflies

laughing

, know

how clouds

taste”

Novalis

“Those who hear

butterflies

laughing

, know

how clouds

taste”

Novalis

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Our Vision

help the world run

better and improve

people’s lives.

Our Mission

help organizations

become best-run

businesses.

Our Passions

teamwork, integrity,

accountability,

professionalism,

and trust.

At SAP, we believe that when business

and life run better, the

world runs better

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Our innovations are designed

for a

better-run world.

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Mobile

Analytics

Database and

Cloud

Technology

Applications

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SW

SW

HW

SVC

Today

Tomorrow

• Release of

customer funds

for innovation

• Expansion of

SW and

reduction of

HW / SVC

Enabling

Innovation

Shifting the mix for simplicity

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SAP Today

State of the Nation

#67.496

SAP employees worldwide

#126

Nationalities

>#251.000

Customer**

30.2%

Women in Workforce

19.6%

Women in Management

#37

Languages

39,6y

Average Age of total workforce

Employees

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SAP

of employees are proud

to work for SAP

89%

of employees believe in

SAP’s products and services

89%

of employees recommend

SAP as a great place to work

81%

of employees believe in

the values of SAP

85%

Empowered and Collaborative

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Diversity & Inclusion

at SAP

Regardless

of

level,

function

or

geography,

all

employees

seek

a

welcoming workplace that embraces

their

perspective

and

unique

combination of culture, race, ethnicity,

age, gender, sexual orientation, gender

identity or expression,

physical

or

mental ability, work-life situation

.

Our success

depends on working

effectively

with

the

best

talent

regardless of any differences that exist

– in fact

our differences present

an opportunity to drive value

and innovate from within.

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Inclusion Inspires

Innovation

Inclusion Inspires

Innovation

Gender diverse management teams

generate

48%

higher operating

margins

1)

The Diversity Inc. Top 50

companies

outperform stock

exchanges

by an average

of 25%

4)

85% of enterprises

agree that diversity

results in the

most

innovative ideas

3)

Inclusive workplaces

have

39%

higher

customer

satisfaction

2)

Managers

most

impact

employee engagement

via diversity and inclusion

5)

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Diversity vs.

SAP’s Corporate Objectives

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• Improved

Financial

performance

• Higher Employee

Motivation

• Increased

Reputation

• More

Innovations

Exceed

€20 billion

of total revenue

Achieve

35%

non-IFRS operating

margin

Reach

1 billion

people

Build a

€2 billion

cloud business

Become the

fastest-growing

database

company

25%

women in leadership by 2017

Employee Engagement Index at

82%

SAP’s 2015 medium-term goal

Why diversity matters

IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT.

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GENDER

INTELLIGENCE

GENERATIONAL

INTELLIGENCE

DIFFERENTLY

ABLED PEOPLE

CULTURE &

IDENTITY

MARKETPLACE

MARKETPLACE

It is not about being different. It is about making a difference. - For our customers, our society and our employees.

WORKPLACE

WORKPLACE

WORKFORCE

WORKFORCE

IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT.

IT’S ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

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SAP

SAP

“If you know one

person with autism –

you know one person

with autism”

unknown

“If you know one

person with autism –

you know one person

with autism”

unknown

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But… Individuals on the

Autism Spectrum

and the IT Industry

can be natural fit

Visual Skills and ability to recognize patterns leading

to high value add in enabling User Experience (Ux)

Like a software program individuals in the spectrum

carry a Structured/ Programmed thought process

Attention to details – Possess an amazing ability to

spot deviations in data, information and systems

Ability to work in routines and being able to do

repetitive tasks

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Focuses on use of technology for education, employability and engagement of

individuals affected by Autism

Areas of Work at SAP India

Pioneering efforts by SAP Labs volunteers in training educators and

parents on the use of tablets for education

High Volunteer efforts in engaging with Autism affected individuals

Apps and Software solutions for learning and communication

Providing employment opportunities for individuals under ASD

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Autism at Work

A partnership based on trust, mutual

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SAP realized May 21

:

There is a sweet spot to

change people’s lives

…big time…now

“I am absolutely thrilled to see our

company take such a standout step

and setting this level of example in

social responsibility and human

dignity.” (SAP Colleague)

“No company has ever taken such a big step when it

comes to hiring persons with disabilities like SAP.”

(Handelsblatt)

“Perfect

Talent for IT

Industry“

“Quiet

Strengths“

“This Model has

to Act as

Precedent”

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THE

FOUR

QUADRANTS –

HIGH LEVEL SCOPE

FROM

AN ONBOARDING INITIATIVE

TO

A THOUGHT LEADER

INCUBATOR

EMPLOY PEOPLE

THINK TANK

DEVELOP

Developments with (and for)

People with Autism

Think tank & Intrapreneurship

Consulting engagements

Market Autism as a ‘differentiator’

Specialisterne & SAP

PLATFORM

CONNECT

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Palo Alto,

USA

Newtown

Square,

USA

Vancouver,

Canada

Montreal,

Canada

Walldorf,

Germany

Bangalore,

India

Sao Leopold,

Brasil

Dublin,

Ireland

Roadmap

Autism at Work 2014

INCUBATOR

THINK TANK

PLATFORM

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High level Autism at Work Pilot Project Plan

Awareness & Readiness

Recruiting

Preparation of Onbording

Onbording

Manager and staff training

Preparation of Employment

Post Pilot Support

Activities for next WAVE

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Month

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High level Autism at Work ONBOARDING

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Roadmap

Autism at Work 2014

Optimize Processes

and Scale

2012-2014

2015-2019

2020

Learn via

Pilots

Onboard

Equivalency

Learn and Adapt

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Corporate

Learnings (misc.)

Have an executive commitment

Have somebody lead the local project who

has a personal affinity/relation to the topic

Ensure that all internal stakeholders are

informed: Health, Facility, Legal, WoC,

disability reps, etc…

Autism awareness training is highly

recommended for all employees that are

involved

Clear communication e.g:

Be straight – say STOP (special interest

talk, run for perfection)

Be precise – explain tasks in advance and

prepare for upcoming changes

Be predictable – stick to commitments and

schedules

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From so many things too much…

“I need

to get out of here…to get a…”

Implicit code at SAP (dress code, coffee

corners, meetings,…)

Communication style (informal, fast)

Learn to separate important from

not-important topics

Learn your sensitiveness to sensations

(acoustic, visuals, smells, food texture,…)

Learn to be patient

Support/Team support

Expectations that one can not fulfill

Pressure (“we are the role models…we can

not screw up”)

Candidate Learnings

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Outlook

SAP is committed to be in it for the long run

In 2014 we will roll out the Incubator piece of

the program to the US, CA, Brazil, Hungary

and more locations to follow in 2015

We aim to scale the think tank and platform

part

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Partnering

is not a choice for SAP.

The choice has been made.

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IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT.

IT’S ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

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