👉Remote working employees are 1.27 times more likely to struggle to disconnect from work, than employees in the on-site world. Employees are struggling to know when and how to switch off at the end of their workday, with 40% of remote employees reporting an increase in the length of their workday in the past 12 months.
✍This phenomenon is exacerbated when HR leaders adopt monitoring systems: Knowledge workers, for example, who feel tracked are 94% more likely to sometimes pretend to be working due to the pressure to be “always on.”
😆“Imagine driving a car and a squirrel jumps in front of your car every 40 seconds. That’s your digital distraction. Now add a passenger next to you who won’t stop talking. That’s your virtual overload. Finally, put this car on a highway with no exit signs. That’s your always-on mindset.
So you’re in a car that’s start-stopping every 40 seconds, with a passenger who won’t stop talking and there’s no way to take it off the road. Wouldn’t that make you tired?”