Your Staff Is Already Using AI – Here’s 20 Ways To Maximize It For High-Value Tasks

Let’s be real. Your employees are definitely using AI tools at work now, whether you know it or not. And that’s a good thing! They’re trying to be more efficient and take on complex projects with ease. This cutting-edge tech can seriously boost productivity and drive innovation.

But we get it. You might have some concerns around how it’s being used and whether it aligns with your company’s ethics and values. That’s a totally valid point.

Here’s the thing though – instead of sticking our heads in the sand and resisting this AI wave, why don’t we lean into it? Let’s equip our team with the right knowledge and best practices to utilize AI responsibly and in a way that ladders up to our company’s goals.

If we provide clear guidance and foster a culture that embraces AI thoughtfully, we can leverage these powerful tools while managing risks and ensuring we’re adhering to ethical standards. Win-win!

Oh, and get this – many of us can get it an no cost, as we likely have access to Microsoft Copilot already as part of our existing agreements with them. 

Copilot is Microsoft’s own AI assistant that works across many of their apps to help with all sorts of tasks. From automating those mundane to-do’s to generating killer data analysis and sparking creative ideas, it can seriously level-up how your team operates. 

So if you want to encourage your team to get working smarter not harder, here are 20 practical ways you can start putting Copilot to work right now to drive performance and success. 

– Office 365 Applications

  • Outlook: help prioritize emails, suggest responses, and provide reminders for important messages and tasks.
  • Word: assist with document creation, editing, and formatting, as well as provide suggestions for content improvement.
  • PowerPoint: help design slides, suggest layouts, and provide recommendations for presenting data effectively.
  • Excel: Assist with data analysis, formula suggestions, and chart creation.

– Dynamics 365

  • Sales: provide guided selling, recommend next best actions, and automate data entry and administrative tasks.
  • Customer Service: assist with case management, suggest solutions, and provide customer insights.
  • Marketing: help with campaign creation, audience segmentation, and content personalization.
  • Business Central: provide financial insights, automate workflows, and assist with inventory management.

– Power Platform

  • Power Apps: assist with app development, suggest improvements, and provide guidance on best practices.
  • Power Automate: recommend automation opportunities, assist with workflow creation, and provide error handling suggestions.
  • Power BI: help with data visualization, provide insights, and suggest ways to improve dashboards and reports.
  • Power Virtual Agents: assist with chatbot development, provide conversation suggestions, and help improve bot performance.

– Microsoft Teams

  • Provide meeting insights, suggest action items, and assist with task assignments and follow-ups.
  • It can also provide real-time translations and transcriptions for more inclusive collaboration.

– Project Management

  • Assist with project planning, task assignments, and resource allocation.
  • It can provide insights on project progress, potential risks, and recommendations for improvement.

– Customer Insights

  • Analyze customer data from various sources, provide segmentation suggestions, and assist with personalized engagement strategies.
  • It can also help identify cross-selling and upselling opportunities.

– Employee Experience

  • Assist with onboarding, provide training recommendations, and support employee self-service.
  • It can also provide insights on employee sentiment and engagement, helping managers make data-driven decisions.

Don’t let your team miss out on these productivity-boosting opportunities. Novizant offers AI Strategy Consulting for integration and deployment, data analysis and insights, and intelligent process automation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our AI experts and take the first step towards transforming your organization.