The challenge of workaholism is one that largely goes unnoticed and unexamined in many organizations and especially in the smaller and medium sized enterprises. This is largely because it is seen as a problem that affects high powered executives in highly competitive and large organizations. Despite research that has shown that workaholism is a problem that affects not just employees in highly competitive where upward mobility is a major factor of life, not enough has been done to deal with this problem in the smaller firms or at the lower echelons of professional and non-professional employment. There is also a lack of simple and effective tools for assessing the problem in an organization and addressing it before it gets to be too big or at least flagging its existence or danger of its existence at an organization.
This document shows a way of quickly assessing the problem of workaholism in an organization and ways of addressing it immediately. This process will enable an organization's staff to quickly test the existence of the problem of workaholism in all levels of the organization, assess the size and prevalence of the problem and also suggests ways of addressing it. It utilizes the results of similar studies that have established the best tools for investigating the disorder as well as the most recognized and widely used ways to combat it that have been developed n many parts of the world.
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[...] The idea of this questionnaire is to measure how much of workaholic a person is. This test would be administered by all members of staff, with the proviso that what matters is not so much the score but the honesty with which it is completed. The importance of answering each of the 20 questions as accurately as possible is important as it determines what types of corrective measures are necessary and need to be taken. The sample for this sort of exercise would be basically be everyone in the organization since one of the findings of the numerous studies is that workaholism is not just limited to a certain cadre or range of employees or professions. [...]
[...] Workaholics and time perception - Outline Table Of Contents A. Introduction B. Background C. Literature Review D. Methodology E. Data Analysis F. Findings And Conclusion G. References H. Appendix Questionnaire Workaholics and time perception Introduction The challenge of workaholism is one that largely goes unnoticed and unexamined in many organizations and especially in the smaller and medium sized enterprises. This is largely because it is seen as a problem that affects high powered executives in highly competitive and large organizations. [...]
[...] These scores would thus determine the types of interventions required. One intervention that can immediately be taken is the exposure of employees to literature about Workaholism and an awareness program that includes staff being made sensitive to the effects and dangers of workaholism, including vigilance and being able to realize when one is on the verge of becoming a workaholic (CIGNA Behavioral Health, n.d.). Important too is the equipping of all employees with knowledge of how to deal with someone who is addicted to work and how to recognize the symptoms in workmates colleagues, friends and relatives as an important step in controlling the situation and minimizing the number of staff who suffer from this condition (Barr, n.d.). [...]
[...] Do you work on weekends and Holidays? Do you like talking about your work more than anything else? Do you work in excess of 40 hours every week? Do you turn even simple hobbies into ventures for making money? Do you always take complete responsibility for all the outcome of your work efforts? Have your relatives and friends given up you ever being on time? Do you regularly take on extra work because you fear that it won't otherwise get done? [...]
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