Are You a Workaholic?

Are You a Workaholic?

There is nothing wrong if someone is dedicated to their work. However, overworking even when you're away from work and always having work-related thoughts are some of the traits that define a workaholic. 

 

Talk to Your Employees 

As a human resource manager, you should have candid conversations with your employees concerning how they can attain a work-life balance that is better and book their remaining time as soon as possible to avoid becoming completely exhausted through overwork down the line. 

 

Survey Conducted by Glassdoor 

A high percentage of managers feel that it's relevant to always communicate with their employees when they are on leave, with 15% of respondents stating their boss contacted them about a work matter. Approximately 23% managers reported that they always check work emails while being away; 8% said that they usually answer emails while they are under the influence of alcohol. 

Additionally, only 4% claimed that they worked while on leave to push for a certain promotion, with the exact percentage doing so for the purpose of pushing for a pay rise. Just 3% of women managers did that to engineer a salary raise, opposed to more than 6% of men. 

 

Traits of a Workaholic 

The traits of a workaholic that human resource managers and business decision makers should watch out for include the following: 

  • Working for more than 40 hours per week. 
  • You do not care about work-life balance and often miss out personal tasks as well as family events because of being attached to your work. 
  • You're distracted during your off days, and you're always thinking about the work you'll do when you return to your office. 
  • You check your emails regularly. 
  • Your calendar is always overscheduled. 
  • You are always talking about work. 
  • When people ask about your hobbies, there is nothing comes to your mind. 
  • You are surprised when you see someone utilizing their weekends or holiday to spend some quality time with their family. Typically, you do not appreciate those who decide to use their off days for self-care. 


Human resource managers and business decision-makers who have some of the aforementioned traits of a workaholic should stop these habits and try to maintain a work-life balance. Otherwise, you could suffer from job burnout.

Date: 8 June 2018, 9:06 am
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