According to Dr Lindsay McMillan, lead researcher at HR think-tank Reventure and campaign director of a future that works, this new workplace practice is a sign of how “unhealthy” workplaces could become in the future.

“This is the concerning result from the increasing role technology is playing in the workplace, especially for younger people,” Dr McMillan said.

“Whilst technology has undoubtedly increased productivity and connectedness, it seems to be having a troubling impact on work patterns and the ability of workers to switch off from their job.”