“What’s behind this harsh BYOD reality check? If you stop and think about all the troubles early BYOD adopters have faced over the last couple of years, the CompTIA survey findings begin to make sense. Companies watching these early adopters stumble along are no doubt thinking twice about BYOD. “
BYOD was supposed to get IT out of the mobile device purchasing and deployment game.
BYOD is riddled with hidden costs, such as expense report processing, management (including MDM software), employees gaming expenses, zombie phones attacking the mobile budget, messy conversion of phone service liability, among other issues.
BYOD was supposed to make a happier workforce
Then the lawyers got involved. In a push to safeguard corporate data on BYOD phones and tablets, companies began drafting BYOD user policies chock full of legalese favoring a company’s right to monitor, access, review and disclose company or other data on a mobile device.
An employee’s expectations of privacy with respect to that device fell by the wayside. Some employees who didn’t report a lost BYOD phone right away were fired for violating the draconian BYOD policy
BYOD was supposed to make a more productive workforce.
Having a phone with them at all times, including after-hours, on weekends and vacations, means the employee will do more work, right?
Less than half of companies that offer BYOD feel that it contributes to employees’ productivity.
BYOD was supposed to make life easier for IT
Then came BYOD’s security and compliance issues that blindsided CIOs. Perhaps most of all, risk of data loss has kept many companies on the fence
“Gamification is being tossed around as the latest fad. We see badges and leaderboards popping up all over the place. But does gamification belong in a recognition program? The latest Globoforce Mood Tracker report shares some insight on why employees believe leaderboards and badges cheapen the recognition experience.”
” But in Modern Workplace Learning there are actually 4 main models of Social Workplace Learning. The diagram below shows the key differences between them, and underneath it I talk briefly about each one, the role of L&D, as well as the tools and platforms that can support them.”