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How the BYOD Movement is Affecting the Work/Life Balance
August 22, 2013 @ 09:25 AM | By Christina Todisco

Just a few years ago, employees were told to leave their mobile devices at the door. Coming to work implied a clear separation between personal and professional matters. And while mobile devices such as pagers and cell phones were used in day-to-day company operations, seldom were they the same devices that were utilized at home.

Over the past several years, however, as mobile devices have become more and more prevalent, business executives have finally stopped trying to combat the use of personal devices in the workplace. Instead, they are seeing the benefits; this phenomenon is being referred to as the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement.

Now, whether you are in the office, at home, on the road or working from a remote location, employees can connect precisely where and when they need to. And the BYOD movement doesn’t just refer to smartphones. It also refers to the integration of desktops, laptops and tablets—although smartphone users account for 44 percent of the U.S. mobile population. Currently, 31 percent of people are using smartphones and tablets in the office, while 52 percent are integrating smartphones and desktops at home.

For business leaders, the BYOD movement has completely revolutionized the traditional office setting. While an organization used to be contained by its brick-and-mortar facility and hardware, now the office has expanded. It is in the coffee shop down the road and on the airplane. It is in the car and on foot. And InterCall works to ensure that no matter where you are trying to connect from, your online meeting experience will not be compromised. With the InterCall solution, you can access crystal clear communication from any device that you choose.

InterCall does this by providing a free app that gives you complete, secure command of your meetings while you are remote. Push reminders, live chats and VoIP are some of the benefits that this app provides, and it is available on both Android and Apple devices.

As any employer will understand, the days of checking your personal life at the door are over. The demands of 21st century business operations mean that employees need to be connected at all times. Being able to do this seamlessly, is no longer just about leverage—it is imperative.

Anyone who hosts OR joins a meeting using InterCall’s conference call services can get more information or download the mobile app from iTunes, Google Play or http://www.intercall.com/mobilemeet.

Christina TodiscoChristina Todisco is a marketing manager at InterCall and has been in the conferencing industry since 2002. Christina currently provides product marketing support for InterCall’s audio services, reporting and invoice solutions and InterCall Online. When not working, Christina enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends.

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