5 Tips When Incorporating Wearables in the Workplace

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Data Boundaries

Tip 3: Establish boundaries with the data collected through wearable technology.

In addition to helping increase work productivity, wearables can offer a plethora of data that companies may not have had access to before. It is important to establish boundaries on what data will be collected from wearable devices, and to also make sure employees are made aware of this before they are given access. Companies need to walk a fine line when considering employee privacy and using data to assist with things such as managing insurance premiums or monitoring employee time.

With the steady increase of wearables being used within the workplace, organizations need to understand how these devices will fit in as a part of wider corporate and mobile strategies, BYOD policies, and how they can be most effectively utilized to increase productivity.

While there are clear benefits to introducing wearables into enterprise functions – such as in training/on-boarding procedures or implementing health care rewards plans – wearables can also come with issues concerning employee privacy and maintaining company data security.

In this slideshow, MOBI, a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, provides five tips to help companies successfully incorporate wearables into the workplace.


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