Throughout the four years I've been working for my employer, I've used my personal phone to keep-up with emails outside the office. It is not a requirement of the job, but it is strongly implied that you should be doing it, and I know of no one who does not.
Starting in February, the security team is requiring that anyone who wants access to any organization resources on his/her personal phone or tablet install VMWare's WorkSpace ONE. The team has taken great pains to stress that the software will not track location, browsing data, email or text messages, photos, outgoing or incoming phone calls (The security team emphasizes that it has disabled these features on WorkSpace ONE). The software creates a container around company resources, encrypts the phone, and installs an email configuration. When you leave the organization, the container and all data and resources within it, will be removed from the personal device.
I generally trust that the organization will not snoop on its employees, and I understand the need for a solution such as WorkSpace ONE. Nevertheless, I still feel uneasy about installing the Mobile Device Management (MDM) software on my phone. I've asked my manager about a work phone and that's not a possibility. I also asked what would happen if I don't install the software (it has also been stated that installation of WorkSpace ONE is optional), and my manager says I can still use OWA to access my email outside work.
My concern is that, although optional, there will be a time when someone needs to reach out to me after hours, and I will be faulted for not having the software on my phone. Should I just disregard my misgiving and install WorkSpace ONE?