Here’s an interesting thing about organizations that embrace workplace transformation: employees’ personal experiences with technology often drive the move. That is, they love the convenience and capabilities that their personal devices offer and they’re insisting on those same advantages in their professional lives. Consider the impact of a single change: the reduction or outright elimination of wires from the office environment.
Just think about the freedom we now take for granted afforded by cell phones and Wi-Fi-enabled notebooks—freedom that was practically unheard of barely a generation ago. They’re both pervasive in the modern workplace, but I’ll bet your first cell phone was your own personal device. Mine was.