Workplace telepressure represents the psychological experience of feeling pressured to check and respond to work-related electronic messages. This concept is usually studied in the context of technology in the workplace, which has received increasing attention in organizational research. Workplace telepressure is defined as the combination of the preoccupation with fast response times and the urge to respond immediately to work-related messages. A six-item scale has been created to measure workplace telepressure, which captures both preoccupation and urge aspects. This scale is short, which suggests it can be adopted in both scientific research and applied practice settings. Workplace telepressure can be driven by both external work environmental factors (e.g. technological work demands) and internal individual personality factors (e.g. public self-consciousness, empathetic concern, need to belong), as well as work attitudes. Employees who experience high levels of workplace telepressure are also likely to experience poor recovery and higher level of burnout, though they may also report some forms of work engagement (absorption). Workplace telepressure is also associated with lower reports of work–life balance. Workplace telepressure is still a fairly new concept, which requires further research to understand its role in worker well-being and work behaviours.