Workaholism to Rise in Healthcare – Article With Eric Dickerson, Managing Director of Kaye/Bassman International


Workaholism to Rise in Healthcare – Article With Eric Dickerson, Managing Director of Kaye/Bassman International’s Healthcare Practice

Dallas, Texas – 7/16/2013:
By Rodney J. Moore, Contributing Writer Healthcare Finance News

A recent study of more than 400 employees in professional and administrative occupations found that there is an optimum level of workaholism for achieving job effectiveness and positive health but extremes are dangerous.

“We discovered that workaholics really struggle when they feel that they are alone or swimming upstream without a paddle,” said Wayne Hochwarter, a professor of business administration at Florida State University and co-author of the study. While healthcare professionals are not necessarily more susceptible to being workaholics than other professionals, reimbursement cuts and changing requirements due to the Affordable Care Act have forced the industry to do more with less said Eric Dickerson, managing director of executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International.

“This type of environment pushes those potential ‘workaholics’ over the edge many times and others begin to see that extra work keeps you employed longer. This issue spans the executive offices and clinical spaces as well,” he said. “If you are considered an exempt employee, odds are you are pushing the envelope from either an internal ‘workaholic’ perspective or an external push from the board, executive team or investors.”

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