Technology has infiltrated every aspect of our work and personal lives — for better, and sometimes for worse.
In this week’s top stories, reliance on technology can be beneficial when it comes to things like expanding healthcare access and awareness. Lyra Health, for example, is tapping into technology to offer dialectical behavioral therapy to users struggling with suicidal thoughts. This therapy is typically difficult to access and often prohibitively expensive, but bringing it online is expanding the reach for those who need it most. Media company theSkimm is also leaning on the power of social media to shine a light on the importance of paid leave. The brand is using the hashtag, #ShowUsYourLeave to expand the conversation around this topic and call on major players to share their policies and spur more action.
While technology makes these conversations possible, there’s always a dark side, too, especially given the increased use of AI in the workplace. Record quit rates are leaving companies exposed to possible data breaches and cybersecurity threats. For employers hoping to push their DEI initiatives forward, AI may also be getting in the way: a report by Garner found that AI may make biased decisions during recruiting and hiring practices.
How can you make sure you’re using technology the right way? See more from our top stories to find out: