The positive wellbeing aspects of workaholism in cross cultural perspective: The Chocoholism metaphor

Abstract : 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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Career Development International, Emerald, 2011, Vol. 16 (n° 6), p. 572-591
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Yehuda Baruch. The positive wellbeing aspects of workaholism in cross cultural perspective: The Chocoholism metaphor. Career Development International, Emerald, 2011, Vol. 16 (n° 6), p. 572-591. 〈hal-00740251〉

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