Study Shows Employee Productivity Gains through BYOD
Webalo has been the voice of BYOD and mobility for some time now emphasizing to businesses the positive impact a BYOD policy could have on productivity amongst employees. Dell just released their findings which agree with what we have been saying all along; BYOD = Increased employee productivity.
According to a new study by Dell, more than two-thirds of businesses see boosts in employee productivity and customer response time by letting employees bring their own devices to work, and more than half of companies feel they would be at a competitive disadvantage without BYOD.
The survey was conducted with nearly 1,500 IT decision makers around the world and found that 64 percent of respondents believe that BYOD will only deliver benefits if the specific needs and rights of each user are understood. In addition, the survey identified several areas of increased employee gains which include more flexible working hours, ability to foster creativity, innovation, increased morale and more teamwork/collaboration.
What’s interesting to us about this study is the employee gains that are attributed to BYOD. It signals a shift in the BYOD movement in a way that shows it is much more than managing devices. BYOD is more so about the users, how they do their jobs and the degree to which organizations empower them to achieve maximum productivity. The device is no longer the star of the show rather the users are becoming more important to the implementation of BYOD then the devices themselves. If studies show the increase in productivity gains continue, we predict the BYOD movement to continue to rise too.