Managers are failing to introduce more home working for staff due to fears that monitoring and performance management would slip, according to a new report.
It found that although a third of staff were offered occasional teleworking, to help meet deadlines for example, it wasn't widespread because managers are worried about control and monitoring.
However, the study of 54 HR departments by IRS Employment Review, shows managers themselves are very keen to work from home.
As well as concerns about being able to supervise staff, a quarter (24 per cent) said their organisation wasn't suited to home working, while 20 per cent worried about employee interaction.
Other concerns included an inability to assess workers and a dichotomy of opportunity because not all roles would have a choice.