. . . as long as the worker loves what he or she is doing. And that’s the goal, right? Find and hire people who love doing what you need doing. Or as Toon and his other two colleagues Ilona van Beek and Wilmar B. Schaufeli write: “Put differently, [classic] workaholics are ‘pushed’ to their work, whereas engaged [workaholics] are ‘pulled’ to their work.”
Patrick Kulesa, global research director in New York-based Towers Watson’s organizational survey practice, says there are already a few takeaways from the study for employers and HR leaders.
“When I read this, the idea I get is, if you’re prone to [be] someone who puts in a lot of hours or you’re in a job that requires a lot of hours, it’s a lot better for you if you’re doing something that you enjoy.”