HR Answers: How to recognize work addiction

first_img continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The growth of technology combined with the idea that we need to work harder to achieve more is a popular concept in the modern workplace. According to a study by Techtalk, 44% of U.S. employees have admitted to checking work emails after 11 p.m. Research by Harvard Business Review also shows the average CEO works 62.5 hours a week—around 21.3 hours above the global baseline of 41.2 hours.With smartphones, computers and apps at our fingertips, we’re able to maintain a constant connection to our work. In theory, these tools should make our workdays shorter and more efficient, but constant distractions and the inability to disconnect can lead to longer work hours and less to show for it.  This has made it increasingly easy to push beyond the 9-5, so here are some pointers on how HR professionals and credit union employees can recognize the difference between committed working habits and work addiction.Signs of Work AddictionAccording to the Bergen Work Addiction Scale, replying ‘often’ or ‘always’ to at least four of the following seven criteria may indicate a work addiction:last_img read more