Switching back and forth between chat and other work consistently can lead to more work and a lack of efficiency in the long run. How we communicate is important to build trust and show that we value the work of our employees.
We choose to exhibit different versions of ourselves during various interactions at work e.g. with our boss, peers, or teams. Intentionally showing respect is a great way to build loyalty and trust regardless of who we interact with.
It is essential to have clear boundaries between what is work and what activities are important to us outside of work, otherwise, we risk remaining constantly tethered to work emotionally and mentally, this could lead to burnout and many other issues.