Bring Your Own Device to Play-Work
May 6, 2014 6:59 AM Subscribe
How nice is too
nice of an electronic use policy?
Our COO is open to my suggestion that we update our company's electronic use policy to allow "reasonable use" of electronic media (such as periodic checking of email), which makes sense because any associate's phone logged on to our wifi network is immediately utilizing it to keep up with any personal email or social media notifications by default.
As I reward, I get to draft the new policy! (*groan* -- isn't that always the reward for initiative in the business world?) I don't know Rule One about policy language, but I assume a policy that suggests "reasonable use" should delineate or describe such somehow.
"Reasonable use can be construed as...?" I'm hitting a wall in my head.
The online research I've done suggests that if you tell people it's okay to use the web for a half hour every day, people that don't use it at all will start using it for a half hour every day.
However, it doesn't seem well enough to just say we retain the right to inspect any communication made over our networks, does it?