New research from Furniture At Work shows that 20% of UK workers have their workplace’s instant messaging app on their personal phone.
The survey of 1,015 UK employees explored how workers view their routine and habits working from home to understand how their sentiment has been altered by the pandemic.
According to the survey, 51% of respondents said they started replying to messages faster to remind colleagues they are working, while 49% added they send emails early in the morning or late at night.
Paranoia involving having apps like Microsoft Teams on personal devices has also slightly emerged. For example, the research showed that 29% of people check their status on Teams to make sure it never goes on ‘away’ mode.
This change in attitude has shifted the habits of workers working from home. For instance, 22% of respondents said they typically spend 10 am to 11 am every day to take a break from work.