There are employees that work the bare minimum and there are also employees that cannot seem to step away from work. While it is not a crime to work extra hours, there can be negative consequences such as an increased amount of stress and decreased work-life balance. Researcher Fassel (1992) identified four different categories of employees that are putting forth a bit too much into his or her work. Could you fall into one of the categories?
The first category is known as binge workers, who work excessively when necessary especially to finish a project. These workers have intervals of working excessively followed by regular work hours. Because there are “rest” periods in between binges of work, the employee may not experience significantly negative effects from this pattern of work. Continue Reading →