Lean Digital with generative AI

Published on
March 10, 2023
Roberto Priolo
Roberto Priolo
Roberto Priolo is editor at the Lean Global Network and Planet Lean
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This year, Planet Lean seeks to understand what the future of work looks like in a world with AI. To kick us off and get us thinking, we are publishing an article resulting from a one-hour conversation between a human and a machine.

Editor's note: If you've tried using ChatGPT or other AI tools recently, you've probably been struck by the incredible quality of their output. These new applications of AI are certainly exciting - and personally a bit scary - but they do force us to ask ourselves the question: what does work look like in a world where artificial intelligence is becoming more prevalent? What opportunities does AI offer us and what risks does it bring? This year, Planet Lean will feature a number of articles on AI. To get us started, we thought it would be fun to write a short piece on AI based on a conversation with my colleague Christopher Thompson. Think what you want of the end result (at least I think it's a bit dry and repetitive), but when you read it, it's clear that this technology will have far-reaching, game-changing consequences.

Lean Digital

At its core, Lean Digital is an approach to transformation that emphasizes maximizing customer value, delivering value flexibly, eliminating waste in innovative, collaborative and sustainable ways, and improving the customer experience. In today's fast-paced business environment, organizations must constantly find ways to optimize their strategies and improve their customer offerings. Generative AI is a powerful tool that can help companies achieve these goals by providing advanced analytics and insights, streamlining processes and creating more personalized and engaging customer experiences.

Think Lean

When it comes to digital transformation, the first step should be to understand what customers consider valuable. By adopting a Lean mindset, organizations can identify and prioritize the value their customers consider most important. Once that value is known, organizations can eliminate redundant steps, streamline workflows and continuously improve processes. Generative AI can help with this by providing real-time data and insights that allow companies to make data-driven decisions and optimize their operations. By combining Lean principles with Generative AI, organizations can create a culture of continuous improvement and innovation that delivers the highest possible value for customers.

Lean Digital with Generative AI can help organizations become agile

Agility is essential in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. Companies must be able to quickly adapt to changing market conditions, customer needs and emerging technologies. Lean Digital with Generative AI can help organizations achieve this agility by enabling them to quickly develop and deploy new products and services, test and iterate on customer feedback, and respond quickly to market demands. With Generative AI, companies can gain deep insights into customer behavior and preferences, enabling them to create more personalized and relevant experiences that drive customer loyalty and retention.

Generative AI is a game-changer when it comes to transformation. By harnessing the power of AI and machine learning, companies can automate routine tasks, identify patterns and trends, and gain deep insights into customer behavior and preferences. This allows companies to create more personalized and engaging customer experiences that drive revenue growth and brand loyalty. Generative AI can also help companies streamline operations, reduce costs and improve overall efficiency.


Lean Digital with Generative AI is a powerful combination that can help companies take their transformation to the next level. By embracing Lean principles and harnessing the power of AI, organizations can optimize their operations, improve their customer offerings and gain a competitive advantage in today's fast-paced business environment. Whether you are just beginning your transformation process or want to take it to the next level, Lean Digital with Generative AI is the way forward.

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Christopter Thompson
Christopher Thompson is director of the Lean Institute Brasil
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI and launched in November 2022

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