The Rise and fall of BYOD

By CIOReview | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

In the recent times, policies pertaining to bring your own device (BYOD) have been ones that caused businesses ample struggle. There has been a lot of effort to find the balance between control and employee-friendly and trustworthy policies. A recent survey reported that fewer than 25 percent of employees (who were part of the survey) were inclined to use their personal device for work, while close to 74 percent preferred using a company-issued device instead. One of the major reasons for this outcome is the unwillingness of most employees to interlace work and personal lives, hence using a company-issued device will help distance the personal and professional life of employees. 

What is interesting is that employees want to choose the device. Close to 90 percent employees state that they felt the ability to choose the device being issued to them must be standard for all organizations. Employees in certain firms with a choice program preferred to work at another firm or their own business that offered similar options.  

It was also understood that when it came to enticing and holding onto top talent in the firm, the market landscape is witnessing strong competition with an acute shortage of global talent, leading to organizations leaving no stone unturned when it came to employee experience.

In this scenario, BYOD is proven to not be an ideal policy for employees as there is a strong for employees to detach professional life from personal life, showing signs of the end of BYOD.