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Businesses are using AI in a big way to increase efficiency and productivity. One across-the-board use case for generative AI is accelerating content production. From marketing to product to support to HR, how should businesses take advantage of AI, and how should they think about preparing for the shift to generative AI? This leaders’ guide for incorporating AI into your business covers how to identify and prioritize use cases, prepare for the change management process, introduce governance workflows, and keep your brand safe while using generative AI. If you’re looking to learn more about how to bring AI into your enterprise, read on!

Common use cases for AI in the enterprise

There are numerous ways that businesses are already using AI to improve productivity, output velocity, and quality. Below are just a few examples across teams and use cases:

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Write an introduction to our new product eBook

Write a knowledge base article on our latest feature

Automatically create a product description once the SKU details hit a database

Generate a best practices article for newly-promoted managers

Generate product error messages


Develop interview questions for a customer case study

What FAQs might users ask about this product based on this documentation?

What areas of advantage might we have based on this competitor analysis?

What are some frequently asked questions in our internal wiki?

What is the user’s job-to-be-done based on this customer interview recording?


Give me blog posts based on these event videos/transcripts

Create a bulleted summary of this training guide

Draft an earnings call script based on this press release

Turn this training manual into an explainer video script

Turn this list of features and bug tickets into release notes


What are some ideas for titles for our podcast targeting this audience?

What areas for improvement should we consider based on customer support survey responses?

What are some OKRs we can develop based on this quarterly report?

What are the best resources we can create to address this skills gap?

Based on customer feedback, what features should we prioritize on our roadmap?


Personalize marketing for these audiences

Turn this help article into an FAQ

Create a market performance narrative based on the stock performance data in
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Adapt the learning development curriculum across team functions

Make in-line suggestions for using inclusive language, brand voice, and product terminology in all company content

The challenges integrating AI across an enterprise

While AI can create positive transformation in a company, below are a few challenges we see enterprises have when considering adopting a generative AI solution.

Unintended bias
If AI learning models have training sets that contain biased data, they’re likely to generate biased content. Publishing such content can lead to unintentionally perpetuating harmful stereotypes, undermining company culture and causing damage to a company’s reputation.

Security and privacy risks
Generative AI can learn from sensitive and proprietary data, and this data can be exposed to hackers or malicious actors.

Intellectual property issues
Generative AI can produce content that infringes on existing copyright or intellectual property.

Compliance issues
Generative AI can produce content that violates existing laws or regulations. This can lead to legal action and fines.

Unintended inaccuracies
Generative AI can produce inaccurate content, particularly when using generic language models not tuned to your brand’s specifications or company facts.

Ethical issues
Generative AI can produce content that’s unethical or offensive to certain groups of people. This can cause damage to an organization’s reputation or public image.

Data integrity and management
One of the challenges businesses face when incorporating it into their workflows is getting started. This can be a difficult task because it requires they have properly formatted, organized data from which AI algorithms can learn. Moreover, businesses need to have the right infrastructure in place to integrate AI into their workflows.

Businesses face a difficult task fitting AI seamlessly into their existing workflows. Also, they need to take steps to ensure that employees are properly trained on how to use AI tools and that they understand how AI can help them improve their work processes.

Legal “grey areas”
This is a concern for many businesses because there are currently no regulations governing the use of AI in business. As such, businesses need to be aware of the risks associated with using AI and take steps to mitigate these risks.

Using an enterprise partner such as Writer that has the experience, expertise and technology can mitigate the above issues and vastly decrease the time to implement and integrate AI across your core business workflows in a meaningful way.

Assess your existing workflows to find use case opportunities

When assessing how to incorporate AI into your business, it’s essential to analyze your current workflows. Start by surveying your content and processes, pinpointing key players and challenges, and evaluating opportunities to improve efficiency and accuracy through AI. All forms of communication, such as emails, memos, presentations, reports, website copy, blog posts, and social media posts, must be taken into account.

For example, consider your company’s workflow to create a blog post. You might have stages that include:

At Writer, we use a green/yellow/red exercise to pinpoint bottlenecks, blocks, and gaps in the content lifecycle. This will give you an understanding of where improvements can be made with generative AI.

After getting a good overview of your content and workflows, identify the key players and challenges in each process. When considering key players, take into account their role in the organization and their level of expertise. For example, someone on the marketing team may have more knowledge of the customer journey than a sales person, and a senior team member may have a better understanding of the company’s objectives than a junior one.

Planning the change management process

Once you’ve identified where to incorporate AI into your business, it’s essential to consider the change management process to ensure a successful transition. This includes reducing employee fear of change and constructing a governance structure to manage and regulate the use of AI, as well as reviewing security and privacy concerns.

To reduce fear in employees, it’s important to communicate the advantages of AI and how it’ll effect their work and increase their output, not replace it. Explain what the generative AI solution will and won’t do, and make it clear what remains essential to business success.

Change champions can help ‌facilitate the transition by empowering employees who are enthusiastic about the new technology to help others learn and use AI tools. Introduce an “early adopters” program with stakeholders ready to use AI in their work, such as content marketers. This program should aim to gain early wins, and collect stories of value creation which can be shared across the business to create more buy-in from other teams.

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  • Understand the ROI or change benefit of a change initiative (ask Writer about our ROI assessment)
  • Personalize the change, making a clear “what’s in it for me” message to each specific stakeholder group
  • Use change readiness assessments to gain insight on employee attitudes
  • Have an executive sponsor communicate the vision to stakeholders to build top-down advocacy
  • Create an “early adopters” program to generate success proof points
  • Use a change agent network to facilitate stakeholder engagement, with champions identified, enabled, and incentivized across each team
  • Provide dedicated training to change agents, enabling them to communicate the change message
  • Implement a robust change management toolkit to plan for the reaction to the change (ask Writer about our program owner’s toolkit)
  • Measure Performance of Change to sustain awareness of the change initiatives
  • Create governance structures

As businesses increasingly adopt AI, it’s crucial to have a governance framework in place to ensure that the technology is used ethically and responsibly. There are many different types of governance structures that businesses can choose from, and the right choice for your organization will depend on your specific needs and goals.

The process of creating a governance framework should involve all stakeholders, including employees, management, and external experts.

How you can start to prepare

  1. Establish a content governance team
    Create a team of stakeholders from various departments, such as marketing, legal, and IT, to ensure that generative AI is used responsibly and safely.
  2. Set guidelines
    Develop clear guidelines for how generative AI will be used, including when it should and shouldn’t be used, as well as what types of content will be created and how it’ll be distributed.
  3. Define roles and responsibilities
    Establish who’s responsible for overseeing and managing generative AI and what roles each stakeholder will play.
  4. Monitor performance
    Implement a process for regularly monitoring generative AI performance, including tracking metrics such as accuracy and speed of content generated.
  5. Adjust and adapt
    Allow for flexibility in the process, as generative AI is constantly evolving. Regularly seek feedback from your teams and adjust the governance process as needed.

Keeping your brand safe when using generative AI

Review security and privacy concerns

Data security and privacy concerns should be at the forefront of your mind when adopting emerging technology – and that’s especially the case for generative AI. As more businesses adopt AI technology, there’s a greater risk of your data, and that of your customers, being fodder for the language models you’re using. It’s important you know if, and how, your data is being used in the language model for training purposes.

Your CIO office or IT team is likely to have questions before enabling an AI technology for use. You can prepare for these conversations by asking your vendor:

As you lead the way for your company to enter the age of AI, carefully consider how generative AI technology can benefit your business and the implications of using it. It’s essential that you ensure the technology is secure, reliable, and provides adequate training and support. Taking the time to do your research and understand the technology will enable you to make informed decisions and reap the rewards of using generative AI.

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