Survey: BYOD Can Build Trust Along With Productivity
Is the BYOD boom starting to yield productivity gains in the workplace? A new joint survey from Dell and Intel that encompasses more than 8,000 workers and execs in 11 countries suggests the answer is a resounding, but still-vague, “yes” — with a few caveats.
First, the blue-sky takeaway, from Dave Courbanou at ChannelNomics: “Workforce productivity has increased by allowing employees choice in their computing devices. Expanding work privileges to allow for more mobile workers also boosts overall productivity. And, shockingly straightforward, the survey reveals that employees who work on the devices they love in places they prefer quickly ‘optimize their outputs.’ “
The report also cited some of the typical roadblocks for mass adoption — security topped the list, of course — but offered a helpful nudge to risk-averse, old-school IT managers: As Courbanou explains, the survey “shows that enabling IT transparency can actually build trust among employees, fueling more productivity and creating a balance in risk management on a personal, per-employee level. This doesn’t obviate associated security issues, but it’s a noble step in the right direction.”
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