What Does Your Phone Say About Your Personality?

  • Employees' devices reflect their individuality and personality.
  • A BYOD strategy and solution can protect the enterprise while boosting productivity.

I carry a black rectangle for a phone, and for the past year I carried it without a case because I like the sleek design and the simple statement it reflects. It wasn’t until recently, after I dropped it and my screen created a spider web of shattered glass, that I broke down and purchased a case. There are really only a few things that I am a stickler about when it comes to fashion: I prefer a certain type sweater to wear to the office, and I can’t leave the house if my running shoes do not match my workout gear.

Where I am going with this?  It’s BYOD. BYOD is one of the most disruptive trends in today’s marketplace because it lets employees be individuals. Your device allows you to stand out from the crowd, and it can say so much about who you are away from the office.

Don't laugh. All of your company data is in here cell phone

  • Do you have an animal on your case?
  • Is your device dressed in camouflage?
  • Do you have a no peek glare screen to keep a nosy passerby from reading your text?

It’s clear that BYOD delivers efficiencies, productivity gains, and employee morale improvements.  But at its core, BYOD is an unstoppable force in today’s society because employees can express themselves with little or no interference from their organizations. Employees’ mobile devices have become their own personal panacea of preferences. They carry personal and professional contact lists, pictures, browsing histories, travel itineraries,  emails, and all the desired apps.

All of this is possible if your organization is properly equipped with a BYOD strategy and solution.  Don’t just take my word for it; look at what the experts are saying in the infographic below.

And if you’re curious, what type of case I ended up splurging on, I opted for a no flair version, just a simple black bumper case.

Tell me, when you look at your device is it reflection of you? How so?


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