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The Work Addiction Syndrome

The Work Addiction Syndrome What is the Work Addcition Syndrome Today’s business executives are faced with complex challenges surrounding what I call “Life Balance” choices. This dynamic has become one of great concern in assessing both the physical and mental health of today’s executive in the workplace. The multitude of serious problems directly resulting from workaholism or “the work addiction syndrome” are neither gender specific nor industry specific.

In short, this problem is affecting corporations, organizations, and talented individuals from every occupation and industry. In providing executive assessments and treatment strategies, (called “Corporate Coaching”) in the workplace of the nineties, I have advised and consulted with executives throughout the United States and many countries worldwide. As you read this article and feel this information may apply to you, Poniatowa Anonse don’t feel alone, you are in good company!

Many of my clients are of the highest caliber, talented people in their companies. Work addiction syndrome is not a result of will power, lack of talent, education, morals or family values. In many instances, the executives affected by this dysfunction are not even aware of the nature of the problem. What they are aware of, is that life is not fun anymore, and they are being affected both at work and at home. In some instances, the many accomplishments resulting from his/her addictive work patterns unfortunately do not satisfy the executive.

The work addict is driven to perform even harder and accomplish even more due to the inability to relax, feel, and smell the scent of today’s success. These intense work schedules and associated behaviors can be symptomatic of underlying issues, domy do wynajęcia radom insecurities, and a skewed self-image. In many instances, the workaholic behaviors are self imposed, but not based on an accurate perception of oneself. The work addict can also use work much like the alcoholic uses liquor to self medicate, manage, control and owczarek podhalański lubelskie avoid feelings.

THE WORK ADDICTION SYNDROME (VS) HARD WORK It is important to differentiate between someone who has a “Type A” personality and is an extremely hard worker, and someone who demonstrates the characteristics of the work addiction syndrome. The Type A worker appears like he/she is a workaholic, yet they always demonstrate the ability to set healthy boundaries when needed. When the work addict gains the insight into his/her unhealthy patterns, they demonstrate a “loss of control” or an inability to self regulate their schedule and set healthy limits.

bodelvaIn spite of serious negative consequences, the individual suffering from work addiction syndrome will continue to act out the negative pattern affecting their life. Consistent with other addictions, denial can play a major factor in the work addicts ability to reach out for help. The denial factor can prevent the impaired executive from seeing or experiencing the reality of his/her life. They have an altered perception when it applies to this area of their life.

In many instances, the workaholic possesses an over developed, “sense of self” as it applies to their career. The executive’s career takes on the importance of defining who they are, oddam prosięta not what they do. ASSESSING WORK ADDICTION SYNDROME. Unfortunately, in today’s corporate environment, many times the work addict is encouraged, supported and compensated for these unhealthy patterns.

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