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Using technology to help minimise the impact of Covid-19 on businesses

JOBURG – Adrian Zanetti, director at Hey Jude said companies can use innovative technology to optimise efficiencies and minimise any potential downtime.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused panic, not just in South Africa, but globally as well.

Most countries have initiated a total shutdown to minimise the continued spread of the coronavirus.

South Africa has also implemented a lockdown for 21 days. Businesses and organisations have decided to look out for the well-being of their employees by informing them to work from home for the coming weeks.

Technology has come in aid of those companies which otherwise would have had a devastating impact on their businesses.

Adrian Zanetti, director at Hey Jude said, “Companies are understandably concerned about the long-term consequences of Covid-19 on operations. This extends beyond the financial, to include the human component as well. Our current situation is something nobody could have prepared for and managing the morale of employees will be critical in these uncertain times.”

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Zanetti explained that because South Africa was a mobile-centric country, it was going to be easy to use technology to maintain stability during work hours as people worked from home. “If Covid-19 has shown us anything, it’s that there must be more of a balance between our work and personal lives. Having people work remotely will put this even more in the spotlight, hence the need to find services to help manage our time more effectively.

“When this crisis is over, employees will take time to reflect on how their organisations managed the issues at hand. Those companies that treated their staff poorly or did not provide them with peace of mind, might suffer even longer-term losses as they may very well have to deal with high employee churn,” concluded Zanetti.

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