Discussion: Can you increase productivity with BYOD?

Emily McLaughlin Emily McLaughlin, Associate Site Editor Profile: Emily McLaughlin
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Can personal device use at work actually increase productivity among your staff? Tweet jammers discuss BYOD and mobile productivity in this recap.

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  • AnonymousUser
    What's the difference between urgency and importance? Everything!. Just because my employer has given me tools to make me accessible 24/7, that doesn't necessarily obligate me to respond in an immediate, yet formulaic way. There is no substitute for thoughtful reflection and a fully-baked response.
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How do you think the use of personal mobile devices for work impacts productivity?

. Emily McLaughlin Emily McLaughlin, Associate Site Editor Profile: Emily McLaughlin
  • tyler59

    I think the use of personal mobile devices can make many workers more tech savvy.  Can the mobile device be used for good and increase overall worker productivity?  Yes, it certainly can if a worker is involved in online sales.  I may think that a worker is simply wasting time on social media, but the truth is that they are doing something very productive. 

    If people are more comfortable using their cell phone in order to get work done, then this should be the tool that is used.  I think the finished product matters far more than anything. 

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  • Michael Larsen
    I find that the form factor of the phone helps to keep me focused on one thing at a given time. On my laptop, i can have a dozen tabs open at the same time, and I flit from one to the other, feeling smug in my ability to multi-tasks, yet knowing I'm accomplishing far less than I can be. with my smartphone, I work with just one screen and one app at a time, and that means I actually get more done because of directed focus. Also, having a message at the bottom of my email saying "sent from my iPhone" allows me to write short, concise replies, whereas when I have a full keyboard and email client, I can add so much more (and not always for the better).
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