What do employees really really want?

What do employees really really want?

iPhones apparently. We are all so enthralled with the iPhone that we now want it for business as well as personal use.

Over half of us prefer to choose our own mobile device rather than accept the company’s choice with the most popular reasons for this being familiarity and the number and quality of applications available for the iPhone.

The problem is that IT is struggling to keep up. A survey recently conducted by Kelton Research showed that only 19% of respondents believe that their employers make it easy for them to work productively from mobile devices and only 29% felt that their IT departments were good at managing mobiles and applications.

Businesses need to give serious consideration to effective management of their mobile devices and balance this with the demands of employees whose expectations are raised by the affordable, sophisticated smartphones available for personal use.