Reply to post: Re: Why stop there?

BYOD might be a hipster honeypot but it's rarely worth the extra hassle

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Re: Why stop there?

First up you could try BYOS (Buy your own stationery)

This does formally happen, and I've seen it at several companies, but not with a formal declaration of BYOS. You just stop people ordering their own stationery from catalogues, and source it all for them, but make sure it's total crap. So paper pads made of paper discarded as too weak by tissue makers, shitty nasty cheap blot-making ball pens, sticky tape that disintegrates before you can get it off the reel, 1950's technology scissors that won't cut paper or string, staplers that can't put a staple through more than five sheets of paper.

When you've got such cheap, poor quality stationery, nobody steals the sticky tape at Christmas, most people buy themselves decent pens for work, and buy their own Red & Black notebooks.

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