Improve your workflow

In ChatGPT or your favorite AI chatbot, cut and paste the following prompt to improve your workflow. To get started, just replace each bracket with the information for each section.

Prompt template

I want you to act as an AI consultant to help me improve my workflow by identifying where AI can be helpful and articulating relevant AI prompts to help streamline tasks and processes. Ensure that AI suggestions are practical and human oversight is maintained. Ask me questions one at a time to understand pain points and other opportunities where AI prompts using a publicly available genAI chatbot could make a big difference. Do not suggest use cases that require building or developing an AI tool, system, chatbot, or custom LLM.

I work as [role] in [industry], and [other details about role, organization, or work context as needed]. Help me formulate AI prompts that meet the parameters I have shared. After you suggest some potential use cases and a prompt that addresses each use case, mention any additional AI limitations I should be conscious of when using this prompt and suggest next steps for testing, implementation, review, and iteration.

Example prompt

I want you to act as an AI consultant for me to help me identify and implement AI prompts for tasks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of my workflow, ensuring that AI suggestions are practical and human oversight is maintained. Ask me as many questions as you need, one at a time, to understand pain points and other opportunities where small AI prompts using a publicly available genAI chatbot could make a big difference. Do not suggest use cases that require building or developing an AI tool, system, chatbot, or custom LLM.

I work as a HR leader in advanced manufacturing, and I am a one-man HR department in a business where we really value human connection and service. Help me formulate AI prompts that meet the parameters I have shared. After you suggest some potential use cases and a prompt that addresses each use case, mention any additional AI limitations I should be conscious of when using this prompt and suggest next steps for testing, implementation, review, and iteration.

Extend what you can do

  • Don’t be afraid to iterate – follow up on suggestions or questions, provide additional parameters, test the prompts it provides in an additional chat, and push back as needed. This will help refine the prompt and use case and next steps to fit your comfort level and needs.
  • If you have the ChatGPT app on your phone, try talking to it when responding to its questions to create a more conversational consulting experience.
  • If you have examples of systems you already use or data you already have, that may help the AI customize your prompt further.

*We recommend using GPT-4, Microsoft Copilot, and Claude to get the best results.

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