How Your Hybrid Workplace AI Will Learn With You – and Why It Matters
Imagine a world where your AI-driven Kadence assistant shares your intuition, guiding you on where to be, who to collaborate with, and optimizing your work environment in real-time. On top of that, it even begins to anticipate your needs, surfacing recommendations for opportunities you haven’t even considered yet.
That dream? It’s closer than you think. As we usher in an era of smart suggestions, let’s journey through the teething problems and enormous potential of our AI-enhanced workplaces.
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Starting out of the box
We all know the feeling of buying a new smartphone. Out of the box, it doesn’t quite know our preferences yet… this feels good but it’s not mine yet.
Embarking on our AI-assisted journey, the initial experience with your Kadence assistant might feel similar. Trained on datasets reflecting general working habits, its early recommendations about collaborations, locations, or schedules might not feel entirely “you”.
In short, it might suck. In the early days, you might be puzzled as to why it is so instrumental that you stay at home on the third Thursday of every month; why you are always shoved into the ugliest corner of the office; how your team always seems to be missing one key member when it meets in the office.
Getting over this hump will take time — but it’ll be worth it.
The power of reinforcement learning
This is where the magic starts to happen. Reinforcement learning (RL) is a form of training whereby an AI model evolves by interacting with its environment, observing outcomes, and recalibrating its strategies.
The more you interact with the AI, the more unique data points it gathers. This continual feedback loop allows your Kadence assistant to seamlessly adapt to ever-changing conditions, making sense of your working habits.
Say you consistently decline those Thursday WFH suggestions — your Kadence assistant, leveraging the principles of RL, will adjust accordingly. Similarly, if you’re frequently booking bi-monthly marketing collaborations, the AI will pivot its suggestions, shaping them around this observed behavior.
With each interaction, the AI refines its recommendations, truly understanding the unique Kadence of your professional life. This adaptability leads to a tailored user experience, optimizing operations, enhancing interactions, and potentially unearthing avenues for workplace innovations.
The sooner it learns, the better job it will do of helping you be in the right place, at the right time, with the right people – to do your best work.
Birth of shared intuition
This is where everything just starts to click.
This isn’t just about AI understanding your work preferences — it’s about creating a deeper synergy with you, a shared intuition.
Imagine this: it’s Monday, and you’re always at your peak productivity in that serene office nook by the window — so the AI has reserved your preferred spot in advance. On Wednesday next week, the VP of Marketing from out of town is making a last minute visit — a day you’re normally remote. Your Kadence assistant, spotting the opportunity, nudges you to consider switching your remote day, giving you a prime chance for some face-to-face collaboration.
Then, on Thursday night, while you’re sleeping, your colleague cancels their desk booking for a meeting you were supposed to have. No worries. Your Kadence assistant has a notification ready for you first thing in the morning, ensuring you sidestep an unnecessary commute and pivot your day with ease.
This harmony of preferences doesn’t just lead to heightened efficiency and productivity; it also means a more satisfying rhythm to your life.
The stress of micromanaging your schedule diminishes because your Kadence assistant is already three steps ahead. It’s evolved from being a tool to being a partner, helping you simplify what might otherwise be an overwhelming amount of information.
Aligning with organizational goals
Let’s zoom out a bit. Individual preferences are one thing, but the larger organizational goals will also be an important guide to the learning trajectory of future workplace AI.
Companies with a sustainability pledge, for example, can mould their AI to resonate with those values. Maybe it prioritizes virtual brainstorms over car journeys or flights to reduce the carbon footprint.
Or, if a company value is believing in the power focused work, the AI becomes adept at discerning when and where its team members achieve peak focus.
In essence, the Kadence assistant doesn’t just adapt to the individual, but also aligns with the organizational ethos, ensuring everyone is on the same wave length, the right Kadence.
The teething phase with workplace AI is inevitable and, frankly, necessary.
There’ll be quirks, a few head-scratching suggestions, perhaps even a laugh or two.
But that’s just the prelude. What follows is a tailored, intuitive experience that utterly transforms the way we work.
So let’s get going – and embrace the initial uncertainties, and guide our AI — because on the other side of the hill awaits an invaluable partner to our workplace productivity and satisfaction.