87% of employees working under no BYOD policy are unhappy

87% of employees working under no BYOD policy are unhappy

Companies that do not have a formal bring-your-own device BYOD policy could be affecting the happiness of their employees, new research has suggested.

A recent survey by NG Bailey has found that just 13 per cent of workers currently employed by companies with no BYOD policy are happy with their IT set-up, helping to add further weight to the claim that workers are beginning to place greater importance on being allowed to use their device while at work.

It also found that nearly a third (29 per cent) of respondents that were using their own device at work were satisfied with their office environment, while another 57 per cent said that such a policy had a positive effect on their productivity in the work place.

In contrast, 67 per cent of office workers said that poor IT infrastructure, including a lack of a BYOD policy, holds them back from being productive.

The report found that BYOD is now seen as a vital part of an employee's view of the perfect IT set-up, and that they were also willing to go to extreme lengths to achieve such a situation.

A total of 44 per cent of workers said they would be willing to give up their Christmas party, while seven per cent of 18-34 year old employees even said they would sacrifice part of their salary.

Such an attitude is arguably for good reason too, as the survey also found that UK office workers could stand to save an average of 4.3 hours a week if they were given access to the perfect IT setup.

Of the 67 per cent of employees to claim of being held back by a poor IT infrastructure, 49 per cent claimed their productivity was harmed once a week or more..

With productivity being seen as an area that many businesses need to work harder on, it seems clear that it is within the interests of enterprises to nurture the morale of their workers.

The evidence suggesting that BYOD provides a solution to such a problem is beginning to mount, meaning that it is surely only a matter of time before the firms lagging behind the pace begin to plan on catching up.