But Infomentum's research found that nearly two thirds of businesses still do not allow their workforce to work from home, with 10% considering flexible working to be nothing more than a form of skiving.
Vikram Setia, chief commercial officer at Infomentum, said: "As technological advancements reach a pace of near constant change, businesses must be more sensitive than ever to the way new technologies are affecting reputations and ultimately bottom lines. As we move towards 2020, this constant change is no longer something that businesses must prepare for, but rather a reality that all organisations must embrace. Businesses, employees and even governments will all be affected.
"Attempting to fight against this torrent of change is to try and fight the future itself. Improvements in technology, automation and efficiency are coming. The only thing we as businesses can do is embrace this fact and attempt to lead the change. The Beyond Digital report represents a first guiding step in that process, helping those organisations that are willing to change prepare themselves for the next five years of digital evolution."