Remote workers and internal or onsite workers empowered with “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies can push the boundaries of IT and the typical IT-driven culture. A lot of IT organizations are playing catch-up around governance and their information management policies and have pushed back on BYOD due to the added complexity it brings and ultimately forces specific polices to be approved.
There is a tradeoff between not allowing BYOD and the work required to actually implement a BYOD strategy verses the risk of users finding shortcuts and utilizing other methods or access points to share files or obtain reports.
There are proven productivity increases that organizations with a BYOD policy have realized and ROI that comes with empowering users. The gains you may see may in some cases may be inevitably offset with some users taking advantage of the added capabilities but those “one-off” cases should not stifle the overall organization’s momentum towards technology innovations that can keep them ahead of their competitors.