11. Efficient Work Methods

  1. Diana Bartlett,
  2. Sylvia Moody and
  3. Katherine Kindersley

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669341.ch11

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bartlett, D., Moody, S. and Kindersley, K. (2010) Efficient Work Methods, in Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669341.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683750

Online ISBN: 9780470669341



  • efficient work methods;
  • effects of dyslexia - beyond general work organisation;
  • employees, hampered by inefficient working methods;
  • dyslexic workers, not being able to perform tasks efficiently;
  • problems dyslexic employees encounter in clerical work - and solutions;
  • expenditure code list, worst possible layout for someone with dyslexia - rows and rows of tightly packed, small print;
  • Janet's whole job - identifying each separate activity involved;
  • data entry and copying - reading, copying and entering figures or text, difficult for dyslexic employees;
  • dyslexia, making people reverse numbers - making inaccurate data entries;
  • filing, sorting, looking things up - in indexes or directories, difficult for dyslexic people


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Clerical Tasks

  • Data Entry and Copying

  • Taking Telephone Calls and Messages

  • Following Instructions

  • Filing and Ordering

  • Project Planning and Monitoring

  • Dealing with Overload

  • Educating Employers

  • Further Reading