In this fourth piece on Bringing Your Own Device to work,
I build upon my past posts that set out the benefits, costs and risks of
So you've now decided to jump in (or some other reckless
decision maker in your organization has), and you now have to develop your BYOD
program. Here are five tips to consider when rolling out your BYOD
By setting out these expectations, the employer can then
rely on the policy document to discipline or dismiss an employee who fails to
adhere to the workplace rules. Conversely, an employee can look to the
policy for clarity on how he or she can use his or her device in the workplace.
For most workplaces, BYOD will be a non-starter within a
couple of years. Developing the protocols and policies, and having open
discussions about what both employers and employees want/need will eliminate
the growing pains often associated with adopting new devices and technology.
For more information on the benefits, cost and benefits
of BYOD, feel free to visit my past posts:
Has your workplace adopted BYOD? I'd love to hear how it's going, and whether you have any
other tips to add to the list.
For additional updates, please visit Lisa
Stam's blog, Employment
and Human Rights Law in Canada
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