What started as a novel virus originating from Wuhan, China, in December 2019 has quickly turned into a global pandemic. Yes, you guessed it right. I am referring to coronavirus. According to World Health Organization data, coronavirus has already infected 170,000 people and killed more than 5000 people in 154 countries of the world. WHO has declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease as a pandemic.
In this article, you will learn what coronavirus is, how does it spread, impact on business and how TaskQue can help your business survive and thrive during the coronavirus epidemic.
What is Coronavirus?
Named after spikes protruding from its surface, which shares resemblance from the crown of the sun’s corona, coronavirus is a respiratory tract infection that affects humans and animals. The virus causes mild respiratory tract infections, such as common cold in most patients.
As the disease progresses, it can convert into pneumonia in half of the patients, which can become severe in 15% of patients and critical in 5% of patients. Even though it is hard to predict the mortality rate from coronavirus, but it hovers somewhere around a 2% mark.
How Does Coronavirus Spread?
When a novel coronavirus patient sneezes or coughs, minute respiratory droplets are released. These tiny airborne droplets can travel a 1-meter distance. Even though most of these droplets fall on the ground, but if people are within this range, they are more likely to get infected from interacting with contaminated surfaces.
Coronavirus Impact on Businesses
City lockdowns, restrictions on movement, suspension of business operations has brought the global economy down the grinding halt. China, the second-largest economy in the world, is also a worst affected country. With a 17% share in global GDP, China’s economic meltdown is already casting negative shadows on the world’s economy. Since it has become a global epidemic, it could impact millions of people and thousands of businesses around the globe.
Tech giants such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter and Facebook are not only imposing a travel ban on their employees but also asking them to work from home or a remote location. Not only that, but most of them have also canceled their upcoming events, where they had to showcase their future products.
Here are some of the ways in which coronavirus is impacting global economy.
- Lower manufacturing activity
- Contraction of the service industry
- Declining oil prices
- Bloodbath in stock markets
- Lower bond yields
Ben May, Head of Global Macro Research at Oxford Economics, “From an economic perspective, the key issue is not just the number of cases of COVID-19, but the level of disruption to economies from containment measures.”
How can you protect your employees from coronavirus and still achieve your business goals? This is where smart task management software like TaskQue comes into play.
How TaskQue shields your employees and retains their productivity levels during the Coronavirus mayhem?
Here’s how TaskQue can help your business progress towards your business goals during the Coronavirus outbreak.
1. Smart Task Assignment and Management
What makes TaskQue stand out from the crowd is its intelligent task assignment process, which automates and streamlines task assignment and task management. You can assign tasks to anyone in our team from anywhere. TaskQue uses a smart feature called Queue, which automatically assigns tasks to a resource as soon as it available is free.
This ensures optimal utilization of resources, which results in higher productivity. Users can take advantage of TaskQue’s Group feature, it groups together similar tasks and assign it to a group. If one of your group members is absent due to coronavirus infection, you can assign the incomplete tasks to a new group member.
2. Remote Work
Unlike traditional software applications that have limited or no access, once you move out of office premises, TaskQue lets you leverage its prowess from virtually anywhere, anytime, with any internet-enabled device. Equipped with all the communication and collaboration features you need to keep all your team members on the same page, TaskQue offers a remote work-ready solution that can help you overcome the communication barrier and reduce the risk of misunderstandings and conflicts.
Whether you want to share and discuss ideas, conduct meetings or collaborate on projects, TaskQue has you covered. Take your work wherever you go, thanks to third-party integrations with your favorite third-party tools such as Slack, Dropbox and Google Drive. TaskQue also has a mobile app, so don’t miss a beat even if you are on the move.
3. Manage Your Workload Efficiently
Unlike other task management softwares that force you to tweak your workflow so it can match with its functions, TaskQue takes a completely different route by adapting to the way you work. Users can create their workflows or choose a pre-defined template and leave the rest to TaskQue. It offers you flexibility and lets you manage your workload according to your needs.
Let’s say your team completes ten tasks in a day collectively, but due to lower attendance, that number has come down to five tasks per day. You can prioritize tasks based on their importance and put them in a queue. Users can adjust the workload depending on the situation. You can make up for lost productivity when things normalize by setting a higher workload. This will help you to complete projects before the deadline without putting too much strain on your present team members.
4. Recursive Task Creation and Assignment
TaskQue even offers a recursive task feature that saves you from the hassle of creating and assigning the same task again and again. By using this feature, you can put your repeated tasks creation and assignment process on autopilot mode. Just set it up and forget about it. You don’t even have to be present at the workplace to assign the task again, as they will be automatically reassigned to the resource once he or she completes the previous task. This frees your schedule up and helps you focus on more critical tasks.
How did the current COVID-19 pandemic impact your business and what measures did you take to sustain employee morale and productivity levels? Let us know in the comments section below.