B.Y.O.D Benefits for Employees and Organisations
A major driver of BYOD is the productivity advantage resulting from improved employee satisfaction and worker mobility, as well as lower costs of technology adoption and refresh.
Other benefits include:
- Increased productivity and employee satisfaction. BYOD provides the flexibility that employees seek to respond instantly to work requests outside of work hours, thus reducing process times and improving operational efficiency. In addition, employees report higher satisfaction levels with such flexible work arrangements and the freedom to use their devices of choice.
- Attracting, retaining and supporting new talent. Expected to soon become the largest segment of the workforce, many millennials openly seek environments that allow them the freedom to use tools and technologies native to their upbringing and customised to their work and life preferences.
- Lower IT procurement, support costs. BYOD promises considerable cost savings if employees are willing to bear the cost of purchasing, maintaining and upgrading the devices they use for work. Though BYOD necessitates a one-time, upfront investment to create the support infrastructure, it can result in lower total cost of ownership in the long run.
- Improved collaboration. Employee-owned devices equipped with enhanced mobile services allow employees to collaborate in real time and finish their tasks efficiently by responding quickly. With virtualisation, ubiquitous connectivity, anywhere access to corporate data, and innovative mobile apps, the opportunities for collaborative ways of working have grown immensely.