Online from: 1996
Subject Area: Human Resource Management
|Title:||The positive wellbeing aspects of workaholism in cross cultural perspective: The chocoholism metaphor|
|Author(s):||Yehuda Baruch, (Rouen Business School, Rouen, France)|
|Citation:||Yehuda Baruch, (2011) "The positive wellbeing aspects of workaholism in cross cultural perspective: The chocoholism metaphor", Career Development International, Vol. 16 Iss: 6, pp.572 - 591|
|Keywords:||Addiction, Cross-cultural management, Employees behaviour, Hours of work, Long working hours, Quality of life, Well-being at work, Work addiction, Workaholism|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/13620431111178335 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to offer a counter-intuitive conceptual framework to the study and the management of workaholism. The paper proposes that the phenomenon can be constructive, generating welcoming outcomes for individuals, organizations and societies.
Design/methodology/approach – A set of propositions about workaholism and its management under various contexts is presented and discussed.
Findings – Workaholics should not be labeled as problematic addicts. Workaholism should not be automatically taken as negative and be suppressed. If the culture is positive towards workaholism, offer alternatives.
Research limitations/implications – The framework has a number of practical implications such as reconsidering the negative stigmatization of workaholic employees
Practical implications – The framework should be useful for managers in dealing with workaholics at work.
Originality/value – The paper develops a framework that enables “out of the box” thinking of workaholism.
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