Three quarters of UK companies lack a teleworking policy, although half of their employees want one.
According to a study of 690 office workers by market researcher Cui Bono, 19 percent of companies with a policy have a formal one and three per cent do not.
The survey also discovered that 20 per cent of workers use a computer to work remotely and half spend up to five 5 hours in front of the screen.
The main uses of remote access are email (three-quarters of those polled) and Internet access (70 per cent).
Clive Longbottom, analyst at CSL Consultancy Services, said: "It is clear companies which successfully manage a transition to enable a mobile workforce, providing pertinent and timely information, will gain a strong competitive advantage.?
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