How to ease in to BYOD
Most employees in Singapore likely own at least one mobile device - you would probably be hard pressed to name even one person you know who doesn't own at least a smart phone these days (though some of the older generation still prefer their sturdy older Nokia models).
Still, it's not entirely fair to expect your employees to purchase their own devices for your benefit, so you can offer to either pay a percentage of the devices' upfront costs, provide a lump sum to each employee, or reimburse maintenance fees for them.
In return, your employees are allowed to treat these devices as their own, meaning they have absolute privacy, can bring these devices wherever they wish, and can customize them however they want. An Apple fan can use a MacBook, and an Android fan can use a tablet of their choice.
You still save not only in term of hard costs, but productive gains thanks to BYOD.
Introducing greater flexibility in your workplace
Talentculture suggests offering more flexibility in your workplace by identifying duties that can be performed remotely and offering a few hours or days a week for employees to work from home. Online collaboration and remote meetings are more and more common, and BYOD facilitates productive discussions even when your employees are away from the workplace.
Potential security risks are perhaps the greatest deterrents to organisations considering BYOD. Performing a risk assessment will provide a clearer picture, and should help to form a mobile strategy addressing five key areas: clear definition of ownership and responsibilities, device usage policies, device and data lifecycle policies, technology protection mechanisms, and user awareness and education.