Creating a more productive workplace is probably a main objective at most organizations. To make a productive workplace, a common practice is allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for work purposes; generating a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. This movement is becoming more and more popular and has been shown to create a more productive workplace as well as adhere to another emerging trend, worker mobility.
As more devices emerge and technology advances, it is important for us to stay up-to-date with what is available to the marketplace. The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer, surveyed respondents across numerous countries to measure their trust in institutions, industries and leaders. For 2013, technology ranked as the world’s most-trusted industry. In this article, Ben Boyd, Edelman’s corporate global practice chairman stated, “as an industry, I think tech companies pre-anticipate and solve problems for consumers.” This belief goes hand-in-hand with our vision for Mastery.
“We want to encourage the culture of being early adopters to new technologies around the office,” says Bill Marker, President of Mastery Technologies.
By stating this, Mr. Marker reiterates his passion for maintaining an innovative and unique organization here at Mastery. With this mindset, employees here are privileged to be a part of a unique mobile device program, which allows every employee to receive a smart phone and/or tablet from the company. Many employees have the option of using their own devices, but the company wanted to ensure employees had access to the different types of technology available in the marketplace. Our program is implemented in order to get everyone in tune with upcoming technology. This is a vital component to continue our culture as early developers and adopters.
Forbes.com, supplies an article depicting some important topics to define and discuss when initiating this type of plan along with some pros and cons of such a plan. The BYOD program is still a very new concept to many organizations. Mastery is eager to see the outcomes of such a program, as we are a technology driven organization. Stay Tuned!