72 per cent of employees are more productive when given the choice of using personal devices at the workplace
Allowing employees to use devices and applications of their choice is a key to a happier and more efficient workforce, according to a new research commissioned by VMware (NYSE: VMW), one of the global leaders in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure. Of all respondents in India, 72 per cent claimed to be more productive when they worked on devices of their choice and 70 per cent claimed to be happier in their role when they were allowed to use a device of their choice. And, 66 per cent say they find work less stressful when they have a choice to make w.r.t the usage of IT tools.
Although respondents indicate that being able to use their own portable devices may help them do their work better, they report that their work environments are restricting their ability to do so. The research revealed that 47 percent of Indian workers felt their organizations' current IT policies on using personal devices actually lowered their potential work efficiency.
- 70 per cent of those surveyed are satisfied with their job at organisations with ‘Bring Your Own Device' policies;
- Mobility (47 per cent) and connectivity (39 per cent) are the main reasons why employees bring their personal portable devices to work;
- 82 per cent of the respondents enjoyed the privilege of owning a corporate portable device; of them, 93 per cent were laptops and 54 per cent smartphones;
- A large number of interviewed employees are citing the benefits of effectively achieving desired outcomes (72 per cent) and raised efficiency (66 per cent) on-the-job, thus supporting better job satisfaction (70 per cent) at work.