You’ve decided it’s time to bring your company into the world of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for the sanity of you and your employees. No more requiring everyone to carry two devices to keep personal items and business separate. Now everyone can do their work and personal business on one phone. But BYOD does not come without its share of potential problems. Employees run the risk of letting company data out into the wild through their personal accounts, and the company runs the risk of IT accidentally deleting personal data when they’re looking for company information. This is why it’s important to create a reasonable BYOD policy that everyone can understand.
The goal of a BYOD policy is to make sure that employees understand what they’re responsible for when they use their personal device for work. It needs to be made clear that the policy is not a guideline; rather, it’s a set of rules that employees have to abide by when they want to use their phone at work. This affects every phone that comes into the office whether it’s an Galaxy S7 or an iPhone SE from T-Mobile. Punishments for breaking the rules should be laid out, the opportunity to use two accounts on one phone should be offered, and what employees can and can’t do with their access to the work servers on their personal phones should be clear. For more information about creating a BYOD policy for your office, read on to the infographic below.