Millennials are coming and your business needs to get ready.
After researching the characteristics, behaviours, inclinations and desires of millennials, as well as how they relate to work and their careers, Jennifer Deal wrote a book titled: What Millennials Want from Work. Jennifer found that attracting a millennial workforce, and keeping them happy, means managing various dualities. Millennials are both needy and independent. They are high tech and high touch, but contrary to popular belief, they are also committed, so long as their wants and needs are taken into consideration.
According to Wired, come 2030 a generation of young, tech-savvy workers will make up about three quarters of the global workforce. And as Deal explains, these individuals have different wants, needs and expectations when compared to previous generations. In 2013, it was reported that CIOs should relook at their IT strategies, specifically related to BYOD, so that their policies are better positioned to harness the strengths and meet requirements of a more tech-dependent millennial workforce.
But where do the problems arise?
Well, with the aim of most BYOD policies being to keep tabs on how personal devices are used to access company data, the millennial workforce often see BYOD regulations as restrictive. These “restrictions” are usually related to the use of personal apps which have the potential make the business vulnerable to security risks. But, blacklisting certain apps and devices has been shown to actually decrease productivity.
So, how do companies leverage the competencies of these young technophiles without making too many compromises around security and usage policies? According to a spokesperson for DRS, it all comes down to balance.
“The decision of BYOD being a benefit or a thorn in the company’s side lies with its management of the environment. It is crucial for security teams to have systems in place that can maintain visibility to understand the behaviour of their staff, and their use of critical business data across all devices and apps.”
This is where a solution like OneView, our telecoms expense and lifecycle management system, comes in. OneView assists you with implementation of an effective, strategic mobile policy and managing employee profiles. OneView also enables easier BYOD implementations by empowering users to easily allocate calls and data according to their business and personal usage, without having to fill out endless paperwork.
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