Executive Briefings

With a Personal Device at Work, Can You Check Facebook and Be More Productive? Yes.

Bring-your-own-device, or BYOD, is a movement blurring the line between work and personal life. After all, BYOD is all about employees using personal smartphones and tablets for business purposes.

So does this mean people check Facebook when they should be working or read job-related emails on weekends?

In other words, does BYOD help or hinder worker productivity?

The easy answer, of course, is both. But CIOs need to tip the scales toward worker performance gains if they're going to endorse a BYOD program, especially since many poorly managed mobile BYOD programs end up costing more than company-owned device programs.

The silver lining, though, is that BYOD really does lead to net worker productivity gains.

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Keywords: HR & Labor Management, Supply Chain Analysis & Consulting, Global Supply Chain Management, Employee Management, Personal Devices in The Workplace, Worker Productivity

So does this mean people check Facebook when they should be working or read job-related emails on weekends?

In other words, does BYOD help or hinder worker productivity?

The easy answer, of course, is both. But CIOs need to tip the scales toward worker performance gains if they're going to endorse a BYOD program, especially since many poorly managed mobile BYOD programs end up costing more than company-owned device programs.

The silver lining, though, is that BYOD really does lead to net worker productivity gains.

Read Full Article


Keywords: HR & Labor Management, Supply Chain Analysis & Consulting, Global Supply Chain Management, Employee Management, Personal Devices in The Workplace, Worker Productivity