Workaholism In The Workplace

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The term workaholic is a common phrase used in today 's’ work environment. Dictionary.com defines the word as a person who works compulsively at the expense of other persuits. In this paper I will talk about the ethical problem of workaholism and the employment structure that it is built around. According to our textbook, Organizational Communication: Balancing Creativity and Constraint, several organizational theorists have labeled a finer definition of workaholism as an actual disease. Being an efficient employee at the expense of one’s health raises the argument of the endorsement of workaholism by employers in the workplace. Maximizing Employee Output: Maximizing employee output is specific to that line of work and that company by itself.…show more content…
The role of communication technology largely promotes workaholic behavior. Now a days everyone has a smartphone and most likely with that, an attached email. It used to be just the desk phone, so once you left work you were no longer able to be reached. Then gradually the world of cell phones came along and then anyone can be reached if desired. Today, smartphones allow for calls, texts and emails etc. Being a second away in multiple different ways is largely conducive to workaholic tendencies. Communication technology helps mesh personal and professional lives, for good and for…show more content…
College can be tough to balance but every night shouldn’t be spent in the library until midnight. There needs to be the proper amount of social life mixed with school. By social life I mean doing stress free activities to help relieve yourself from mental exhaustion of school work. In a 15 credit semester there is a certain amount of hours that need to be spent on school work in order to be successful. Although, some students and even friends I know have this mentality of nothing ever being good enough, a anxious state of mind. I believe this mentality is even more prevalent today for how competitive the job market is after school. It never used to be like this and with that being said, studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between GPA and starting salary. This generational difference can help aid toxic behavior by students because of the social implications connected to success in school. Being an efficient employee at the expense of one’s health raises the argument of the endorsement of workaholism by employers in the workplace. Aiding the behavior of workaholism is an ethical problem that is overlooked when creating a workplace structure. In closing, I believe that this overall problem will never be fully solved due to the competitive nature of business. The amount of a work an employee has completed will always be in correlation with the success of the company. We can

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