October 19, 2020

What are the day-to-day benefits for Staff of operating a Data Security System?

These are the benefits that staff members get from having a Data Security System in place. They focus on why the individual staff members are going to want to adopt and use such systems for their own benefits.

These are separate from the benefits accruing to organisations or businesses.

Staff Benefits:

  • Time Efficient: while the initial installation of such a system will take time, the fact that, once installed, it operates behind the scenes to reduce/remove problems going forwards. This makes it far far easier for the individual staff members to handle things as they are not continuously firefighting data breaches and other problems.
  • Improved Work Conditions: better knowledge and awareness reduces stress (if applied correctly with supportive surrounds) for staff as they know what to do if necessary, and they know what not to do and, because problems that they do not understand appear far less often, they can process things faster and more confidently.
  • Install Once thereafter Maintain: once the data security system is in place, staff can concentrate on their day job knowing that regular reviews will maintain data security systems so their only focus is on awareness against phishing. This means that staff can spend longer on the jobs they signed up to do - which is usually a plus point with all of them.
  • Sustainable Business: a solid data security system removes one more area where an organisation/business could fail. As such, job security for staff is enhanced (and continuity of supply for customers and ongoing orders from suppliers and so on). This enhances their job satisfaction, lowers their stress and enables them to focus on getting better at their day jobs.

This is one of a series of blogs on how to optimise your Data Security Controls by focusing on individual interests:

1) Introduction: Introduction to string of blogs on how to encourage individuals to take data security seriously and apply it with enthusiasm
2) Staff Benefits: How do you appeal to individuals to encourage them to adopt and develop the data security system requirements with enthusiasm.
3) Business Benefits: The Business benefits of getting good data security controls - as a contrast to the benefits accruing to the individuals involved.
4) Salary Impact: Some people may be influenced by money and be encouraged to learn more if this is reflected in the reward structure.
5) Work Reduction: Some individuals react to the idea that they will have less work to do if they set things up well in the first place - it certainly is true for data security.
6) Bonus Payments: Where money is a key driver, but a change in salary is not possible, maybe a bonus system can be used instead to enthuse people into learning more about data security.
7) Tailored Training: Some people react well to being offered additional or specialised training - possibly with additional side benefits - whatever it may take to enthuse them to absorb data security awareness.
8) Choice of Equipment: Some people may choose to improve their working environment and this can be a method to enthuse people about data security too.
9) Holidays: Some people enjoy time off - and the ability to earn some spare hours may be sufficient to enthuse people about data security enough to earn them.
10) Moral Compass: Some people are driven more by their moral compass than whether they are paid more money or have time off. These are key people in your organisation as they will help steer the straight and narrow path.

Your feedback and contributions would be welcome to help to hone these ideas for all to benefit from - please contact us via the https://securebusinessdata.co.uk/contact or call us on 0345 600 6975.

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