|How important is Task Management to any SMB?|
|Written by Preeti Juneja|
|Friday, 23 December 2011 07:59|
Internationally, task management is a way of working for any business but here in our country, the concept is still breeding. Seemingly, it will take time to change the mindset of entrepreneurs to adopt task management tools and solutions to their benefit but provided there is awareness about its use, applicability, pricing and competition.
What is it?
If you are given a single platform that helps you communicate and store, manage all your data then it will be lot easier for you to manage your company efficiently. There will be no need multiple softwares or communication channels, no hunting for information in various places and no running behind your team to stay updated or informed. All your projects or task, in short your work, will be managed and saved in a task management or a communication management suite. TaskTrek is one such example.
How to get started?
Just like you have your work split into segments client wise or sector wise, similarly you can replicate all this onto a task management platform of solution where you divide work into core projects and tasks within and assign them to your team with your clients on board.
Having done this, the next step to better efficiency is to start collaborating or bring on the information. That is, store all your data – files, documents, creatives, pictures and more relevant to your work task wise or under the relevant project / task folders or database. You can easily find all your information grouped into folder and folders at both project and task level than all mixed up in different places.
Collaboration of data alone is not enough. You should be also able to get together all your communication within the same task management tool or solution. Here, referring to emails, your communication with internal team members, exchanges in terms of queries and feedback, discussions on files or documents. A seamless communication stream helps avoid any confusion or wrong information.
Together, data and communication form the core of any task management solution. With this you can bind your people or team, projects and tasks and stay in control of your business. A proper workflow management will take shape once all communication is happening through this one window. E-mails help you communicate but task management or a collaboration tool will help you in manage your business in entirety.
TaskTrek is a complete communication management suite that includes web mail integration. Meaning, emails form a very important part of the task management and therefore, referred as a complete communication suite.
Why is it needed?
To keep your work in track, stay updated on work progress, know what your team is doing and where they are spending their time, to be able to locate the document you need in fastest time possible without mistake, and to be on top of all communication and information flowing in and out of your small or mid-sized business, it is important to adopt a task management or a communication management solution.
When is it needed?
It is a lot easier to understand, use and be effective right from day one than waiting for your business to grow first or things to go out of hand. All said and done, this sounds great but only and only if the cost is affordable. If you have started a business now, spending 100 rupees of your team member is not a lot of money to use TaskTrek. With this, we leave this thought in your mind to consider using a task management or communication suite in interest of your business that is here to grow.
Where to get?
There are many big companies behind well known ERP solutions, CRMs, Intranet, project management tools, document management systems, time management tools, collaborative tools or solutions but if you are looking for an all encompassing or collaborative tool that includes emails, then you may be interested in TaskTrek.