AI job fears—how employers can ease workplace anxiety and embrace innovation

They’d tried an away-day. Statistics showed a large number of headsets set on auto-avatar. They’d tried a real-world company picnic. Attendance had been better but the wearables showed little change in stress levels. The data was clear. Staff were worried about their jobs. The roll-out had gone well. Productivity in the enhanced departments had gone up but large parts of the business were going in the other direction. Staff had questions, they wanted detailed, personal reassurance. It was her team’s job. She clicked “roll out”. His wearable buzzed: “I believe you have questions. I’m here when you want to talk.”