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BYOD 101: Getting user buy-in

Adam Bender | Oct. 2, 2013
Employees might not want to use a personal device for work.

Effectively communicating BYOD polices to employees may be critical to gaining employee buy in.

Energy Australia, for example, has resolved employee concerns about location privacy by showing users exactly what they can and cannot track. Speaking at an AirWatch conference in August, the company's telephony analyst, Drew Ball, said the best approach to alleviating privacy fears has been to "be very open and honest" with concerned staff.

Communication is a must for a successful BYOD program, agrees Gedda. "Education is one of the best ways to deal with change management and change technology. The worst thing you can do is leave your employees in the dark."



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