The 21st century will likely go down as the century where human work as we know it underwent profound changes.
From the widespread legitimation of remote work during coronavirus to the recent A.I. boom, the average human’s workday is going to be defined by greater versatility and technology-assisted efficiency.
Many experts agree that the inclusion of A.I. is a good thing, and that it can even increase productivity for remote and hybrid workers. We go into how this will happen below.
A.I. Is Like an Automated Assistant Available for Your Team
In the pre-A.I. days only a select number of workers, typically those in the executive level, had an assistant.
Thanks to A.I., now everyone on your team will have a (virtual) assistant.
No, it will not brew coffee for you—at least not yet.
Considering content creation alone, the improvements are already crystal clear: A.I. will be able to offer you a first draft for website and social content, offer better insights into how to improve such content, and even tell you how it will likely be received by your target audience.
Why Should Remote and Hybrid Workers Use A.I.?
Let’s continue with the content creation example.
In remote work, it is important to realize that creative input is still necessary.
For this reason, remote and hybrid employees need to rely on A.I. to gain the creative insights needed to make sure that content is as good as it can be.
The good news is that A.I. is very adept at playing the role of “creative consultant”.
How to Get Your Remote and Hybrid Workers to Use A.I. Effectively
After more than half a year of publicly available and easily accessible A.I. tools like ChatGPT, one thing is clear: The results often depend as much on the user as the A.I. platform.
Below, we will go into some examples of how remote workers can make the most out of an automated creative consultant.
Know What to Ask A.I.
Subtle changes in wording for prompts (prompts are the questions or directions that you give the A.I.) can have a significant impact on the quality of the output.
For instance, a big concern with using A.I. is that you want the content to match the tone that you are going for. It is definitely easy to produce the more bland-sounding content from A.I., but it is worth challenging yourself to find the best way to phrase a prompt, so that you get the best results.
One simple trick is to ask the A.I. to effectively role-play as a representative from your company or industry. “Act as if you are” is a key phrase here.
Be Specific In Your Prompts
Suppose you run a clown shoe store and are trying to generate content about the great new pair of clown shoes, the Smiling Sandals. Using ChatGPT as the automated creative assistant, here is an example of how the content can differ based on the specificity of a prompt:
Prompt A: Write me a quick pitch about how the Smiling Sandals are great sandals.
Content A: Introducing Smiling Sandals: Your go-to sandals for unbeatable comfort, style, and durability. Experience the joy of walking on clouds while staying fashion-forward. Embrace the summer with confidence and ease.
Prompt B: Act as if you are a representative from a clown-shoe company who is excited to announce the new sandals, Smiling Sandals. Make it short and funny.
Content B: Smiling Sandals aren’t just any ordinary sandals; they’re the clown-approved, laughter-inducing, happy-feet-making sensation you’ve been waiting for! Slip into the Smiling Sandals and prepare to be amazed by their unbeatable comfort and grip, making you feel like you’re walking on rainbow-colored marshmallows!
In this second example, it is clear that you can wring much more out of A.I. if you are willing to put in the extra effort of making interesting, detailed prompts.
The First Result Is Not the Only Result
You might like the content that A.I. produces, but it might have a fatal flaw, such as length. Generally speaking, you will find that A.I. either gives you too much or too little.
However, you can have the A.I. continue to edit the content to your liking.
Once A.I. generates the content, ask the A.I. to take that same content and make it shorter or longer. Here are some good prompts:
“Make this much shorter”
“Make this much longer.”
“Trim this in half.
“Double the length of this.”
Here’s another tip: In your initial prompt, always ask for much more than you really need.
A.I. For Your Business’s Remote and Hybrid Workers
The overall lesson here is that no matter what kind of A.I. you are implementing, give your employees the message that they need to be creative in how they use A.I.. Through that experimentation, the A.I. will yield better results. Discovering how to get those results can be a team effort.
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