The first time I ever saw a video camera on a PC, at a Staffs Uni BCS meeting it was doing something like this - a Connectix golf-ball parallel port, 8-bit grey-scale cam on Macs, using CU-SeeMe video-conferencing software. ISDN? A researcher was working with the Staffs Moorlands Tele-cottage association to combat the loneliness experienced by home-workers out on the moors. About a dozen tiny photos were shown along the bottom of the screen and you could mouse-click on a few to have a conversation or a meeting. I never understood why it wasn't massive. Of course, I was technical back then. I wouldn't understand if it happened now
I'm not so keen on the '9-5 presentism' aspect but if it gets untrusting managers on-side, who can't tell if their staff have done anything, I guess it's a force for good. Maybe integrate WebRTC? https://webrtc.org/.