In not-so-shocking news, the bring your own device (BYOD) to work trend, which in turn allows for easier workshifting where employees can pretty much work from anywhere, is helping drive employee satisfaction. As a work-from-home employee, I can relate as it is a great perk to not have to commute every day.
According to this CloudTweaks article, “With this convenience, organizations are reporting an average of 25% reduction in employee attrition simply because BYOD and work shifting are able to bring more employee satisfaction compared to any other motivational strategies that companies have traditionally implemented.”
While BYOD is hot, IT organizations still seem to be lagging when it comes to having an official BYOD policy. According to a survey conducted by Network Instruments at the ongoing Interop conference in Las Vegas, only a third of respondents said their company has an official policy in place, leaving a two thirds sticking with an ad hoc approach. This approach may have to do with the numbers of people actually using their own devices to access network resources, which seems to be relatively low, according to the survey.