There’s no denying the presence of AI and in an industry that is constantly adapting to new technologies, Wylde is always open to embracing the future! As interior architecture specialists and a workplace consultancy, we’ve spent decades becoming experienced, adaptable problem solvers and space strategists. We believe there is a benefit that can be found in the harmonising of our human skills and expertise along with the strengths of AI.

We are experts in workplace design, with over thirty years of experience of really getting to know our clients, understanding them and the way they work in order to help them work better. In order to get the most out of the workspace, whether it’s reshaping the existing building or moving to a new one, Wylde help clients to analyse the ways in which they work themselves to generate an understanding of development direction. There are so many elements of this that simply couldn’t be replaced by a non human – however, the data collection and analytics side of things – now we’re talking!

The data establishes space requirements and ways of working best suited to Client teams and business. So looking to the future and the integration of Artificial Intelligence into everyday work strategies – where else could the technology help in improving wellbeing in the workplace.

AI-driven data analysis could be used to provide valuable insights into employee well-being on a large scale, identifying trends and potential issues. Human one-on-one assessments and personalised meet-ups to delve deeper into specific, individual concerns would still remain the key focus. We’d expect see data sets being analysed to generate generalised well-being strategies, based on common challenges faced with the workplace – these would then be taken on and customised to the unique company culture, individual preferences, and diverse needs of employees.

Where bots can streamline routine tasks and provide solutions to basic, administrative tasks – this will free up time for workplace consultants and designers to engage in more in-depth, meaningful conversations, take on more complex challenges and address intricate scenarios that require emotional intelligence, understanding, creativity or critical thinking.

Genuine human connections with built trust, reliability and empathy cannot be replaced – so it’s about how AI can support the workplace and the wellbeing of it’s users. Workplace consultants can play a crucial role in guiding the responsible and ethical use of AI in well-being initiatives – ensuring AI algorithms are sensitive to cultural differences, privacy concerns, and maintain a human-centric approach in the decision-making.

The future of workplace well-being lies in a symbiotic relationship between AI and human beings like ourselves – as designers, workplace consultants and interior architecture experts! In the pursuit of cultivating a workplace that prioritises employee well-being, the role of Artificial Intelligence is undeniably powerful but to truly create a seamless integration of well-being into the workplace, it is essential to lean into the things that make us human; sit down over coffee, talk about what makes your organisation unique, what needs to change and we’ll get pen to paper!