From smarter home security to better dental hygiene, there are many tools available that can contribute to a healthy environment. However, the best tools go beyond those that provide health and safety benefits. They are those that help people to connect with one another and the natural world.
According to research, healthier environments could prevent about a quarter of the global burden of disease. This includes clean air, stable climate, adequate water and sanitation, sustainable agriculture and food production, safe use of chemicals, protection from radiation, healthy workplaces and communities and a protected and preserved nature.
A number of technology tools are helping to improve the learning experience for students and teachers alike. For example, software like Trello and Seesaw are designed to consolidate workflow charts, enable collaboration, assist students with diverse capabilities and allow students to communicate via voice or video. Meanwhile, Sphero robots are leveling up the way students learn to code and can be easily customized to meet educators’ needs.
To support the employee engagement that drives a healthy work environment, organizations should be using technology to gather and act on feedback. Tools like AI-powered HR chatbots and pulse surveys enable companies to transition from annual surveys that don’t result in timely action to an always-on dialogue with employees that makes it easy for them to share their views and experiences. When combined with a recognition platform like Achievers Recognize, these technologies can also help organizations to reap the rewards of a healthy work environment.