Are your employees listening?

Your employees bring their phones to work. They sometimes use their personal PCs at home to do work. Do they back up these appliances to the cloud or elsewhere? Do those backups include your company’s proprietary information? Do the employees backup their data files on company equipment to the cloud? Do you know?

“Perilous Mix: Cloud, Devices From Home.” Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2014 B4

You probably have policies that restrict or prohibit your employees’s use of certain technologies to store your company’s information. But you also put pressure on those same employees to work efficiently. Is it easier for your employees to ignore your policies if those policies get in the way of how the employees want to work?

Which is more important? Your company policy or your employees’s autonomy over how they do their work?

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