UCi2i has launched its video collaboration tool after research suggested companies that encourage a flexible working environment and overtime gain nearly an extra month of work per employee.
The Censuswide survey of 1,000 office employees in the UK found that companies which do no allow employees to work from home lose on average 24 working days.
However, the survey also showed that poor communication between working locations and a lack of transparency make it difficult to adapt, with 84% saying they were uncomfortable with their colleagues not working alongside them.
Another 25% said that those who do work from home ‘cheat the system’.
The findings come as UCi2i releases V-Book, which allows instant face-to-face communication regardless of location or the device they are using.
Features include a customisable interface, which helps users to search, plan and manage their contacts and Virtual Meeting Rooms (VRMs) for multi-party conferences, as well as tracking their video usage in real-time.
Michael Grant, managing director at UCi2i, said the tool could help make businesses more productive.
He explained: "Investing in easy to use software and encouraging employees to work from home can significantly improve businesses productivity and profit. V-Book allows for any employee, whether at work, in the office, or on the move, to collaborate with one another instantly and effortlessly, in high-definition."