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Workaholism - Causes, Effects, And What To Do

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4-10-2021

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Workaholism is defined as the tendency to work excessively and compulsively. Workaholics invest almost all of their personal resources into their work. This leaves them feeling irritated and exhausted - feelings that, if persist, may lead to burnout. In order to avoid burnout, workaholism and its causes need to be better understood. Studies have shown that individuals with neurotic, compulsive, or perfectionist personalities, have a higher tendency towards workaholism. Other factors such as gender, age, or work position influence workaholism as well. With increasing blurred work-life boundaries as a result of COVID-19, forcing many to work from home, work often overflows into family life as well, impacting personal relationships, mental and physical health, and job dissatisfaction. Studies suggest solutions such as companies providing time management courses for employees to reduce workaholic tendencies. While scholars recognize the personality contributions to workaholism, psychologically based solutions are scarce. In order to help workaholics, strategies need to focus on reducing individuals’ compulsion to work.

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Workaholism - Causes, Effects, And What To Do

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Workaholism is defined as the tendency to work excessively and compulsively. Workaholics invest almost all of their personal resources into their work. This leaves them feeling irritated and exhausted - feelings that, if persist, may lead to burnout. In order to avoid burnout, workaholism and its causes need to be better understood. Studies have shown that individuals with neurotic, compulsive, or perfectionist personalities, have a higher tendency towards workaholism. Other factors such as gender, age, or work position influence workaholism as well. With increasing blurred work-life boundaries as a result of COVID-19, forcing many to work from home, work often overflows into family life as well, impacting personal relationships, mental and physical health, and job dissatisfaction. Studies suggest solutions such as companies providing time management courses for employees to reduce workaholic tendencies. While scholars recognize the personality contributions to workaholism, psychologically based solutions are scarce. In order to help workaholics, strategies need to focus on reducing individuals’ compulsion to work.