Workaholics tend to live in extremes, with great job satisfaction and creativity on the one hand and high levels of frustration and exhaustion on the other hand. A new Florida State University study provides insight to managers on how to help these employees stay healthy and effective on the job.
They found about 60 percent of these workers identified themselves as workaholics who characteristically “feel guilty when taking time off.” These self-identified workaholics reported positive and negative career consequences.
“We discovered that workaholics really struggle when they feel that they are alone or swimming upstream without a paddle,” Hochwarter said.
Workaholics who said they had access to resources reported:
- 40 percent higher rate of job satisfaction;
- 33 percent lower rate of burnout;
- 30 percent higher rate of perceived job importance;
- 30 percent lower rate of exclusion from others;
- 25 percent higher rate of career fulfillment;
- 20 percent lower rate of work frustration.
Takeaway: REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
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