In the current day, it is often the case that some members of staff, especially those in higher positions, will be working almost constantly, as the rise of smartphones, tablets and laptops means that people are always connected.
When they are able to check emails anywhere, staff are more likely to be answering colleagues and resolving issues even when they should be at home and relaxing in their own time.
This is a trend which should be addressed, as contrary to popular belief, one expert has said that there is no proof to say that those who are always connected are any more productive, while they are still being overworked.
Rasheed Ogunlaru, life coach and speaker at rasaru.com, said: "First and foremost, it is key that staff and managers are effective and efficient. Working all hours rarely leads to greater efficiency. It points to inefficiency, overload and can lead to serious risks to the health and wellbeing of workers. It also - depending on the nature of your work - can lead to errors being made to clients."
This can become a serious issue, especially in sectors where other people's welfare comes into the matter, such as in the healthcare market.
He said that shrewd employers will realise that it is vital that their members of staff are treated in a way that makes them happy and content in the workplace, and this does not include working very unsociable hours.
The expert urged firms to embrace the matter whereby people are always able to be connected to the internet, and encouraged them to look towards the likes of flexible working patterns and new ways to make use of the fact that staff are always available.
"This is not just an issue for management. Sometimes it is important to manage upwards as well as down - your own welfare ultimately starts with you," he added.
It was recently also reported by Michelle Bailey, managing director at Peopleessentials.co.uk, that small businesses can be some of the best in the world for helping staff become engaged with their work