May 8, 2019

Are You a Hard Worker — or a Workaholic?


You like to work — and you like to work hard. There’s nothing wrong with that. Giving your all to a project fills you with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

But beware: There’s a fine line between being a hard worker who takes pride in their efforts and being a workaholic who is actively harming themselves, their organization, and the people around them.

Thanks to our always-on world, workaholism is on the rise. In its wake, it is spreading burnout, stress, presenteeism, and much, much worse.

Worried you might be a workaholic or on your way there? Check out this new infographic from Instant Offices. Not only will it help you recognize the signs of workaholism, but it also has some sound advice on how to regain balance in your life. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones — and even your employer — to avoid workaholism.


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Matthew Kosinski is the managing editor of