Not to be mistaken with BYOB – an HR nightmare waiting to happen, BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. This means that an organization makes it policy that employees use their own devices – Smartphone, tablet, PC, or other personal devices within the workplace. Sounds like a win-win right? You don’t have to pay for expensive devices for them, and they are happy using the devices they are comfortable with.
It most certainly can be win-win if implemented correctly, but there are some things you should consider before deciding if BYOD is right for your organization. It can be a challenge to find a balance between managing sensitive company information and…Angry Birds…all on the same device. Forbes just released an article, 7 Habits for Highly Effective BYOD, which gives some good tips for making this policy work for you and your employees, and finding that balance between work, home, and play.
Also, check out our article, 4 Steps to a Proactive Mobile Strategy, for the top ways property managers can harness the power of mobile devices to improve organizational productivity.