Productivity is what you want in your business; and productivity increases when your employees are happy in their jobs. Giving them space and a level of freedom to use their own devices on the company network is one approach that shows trust– and that makes them happy. At the same time, you do not want that ‘freedom’ to negatively impact the hard work that went into standardizing and protecting your system.
If you have already decided that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is not for your company, then you may be surprised to know that elsewhere it’s already happening extensively. An estimated 37% of information workers in the US use their own devices without their company’s permission. Shocking, right?
So what’s the solution to make everyone – company and employees – happy?
A good, well thought-out, and properly enforced BYOD policy is the answer.
As with any major change to your network, accepting BYOD requires careful planning to be successful. You need to consider how it will affect your business, what you want to achieve with the policy, how it will integrate with other existing IT policies, how it will affect different employees and, once it’s in place, what training is required to ensure it is effectively implemented and enforced.
Sounds complicated? Well, it shouldn’t be.
To give you a feel for the topic, we’ve prepared a list of the 16 rules of BYOD engagement, as well as a whitepaper that looks at each stage of the planning process in more detail. You can use these to help you quickly grasp the scope of the project and build a roadmap to giving your employees e the freedom they would appreciate, which in turn, will boost morale and productivity in your business.