To Study the Effect of Excessive Workload on Health of the Young Professionals
Chander Singh Shekhawat
Agency : Work Load, Health Professional, Performance
Objective : The
objectives of the present study were to determinethe effect of
excessive workload on the health of the young professionals and to identify the
ways to reduce the excessive workload.
Background : In
today's world, organizations are pursuing complexobjectives that are
often difficult to reconcile: to become more competitive, more productive and
more profitable. Work intensification inevitably has consequences for workers
by placing greater demand on their cognitive, psychological and physical
abilities. Over the last decade, a return of certain work-related health and
safety problems has been noted in various sectors of the working world. The
study investigated the effects of job workload on the physical
health, mental health, personal and work behaviors of working health personals
in public as well as private organizations. It aimed to find the effects of
excessive workload on the target group.
Methodology : A Descriptive cross
sectional study was conducted.Study was based on primary data. A sample
size of total 125 was selected from the mail list and structured self
administered questionnaire was distributed to all respondents, working in any
organization for past 3 months through electronic e-mail.
Findings : More than seventy
percent of young professionals reportedexcessive workload. While women
reported a higher occasional work load, men reported a more frequent (regular)
workload. Around 33 percent of young professionals avail sick leave due to
overwork and one-fifth of the young professionals resorted to substance abuse
to cope up with heavy work. Fatigue, headache, Depression were the common
health problems and organizations need to work on conflicting work demands,
repetitive works, poor decision making process to reduce workload on their
Recommendations : To
reduce the stress which is a result of excessiveworkload among young
professionals, could be done by defined individual roles and responsibilities,
exercising regularly to lower stress, restriction of substance abuse and
promotion of Yoga and meditation activities.
The objectives of the present study were to determine the effect of excessive workload on the health of the young professionals and to identify the ways to reduce the excessive workload.