Essays on Longer Working Hours and Effects on Contemporary Organizational Behavior Coursework

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The paper "Longer Working Hours and Effects on Contemporary Organizational Behavior" is an outstanding example of management coursework. Workers should enjoy their duty processes and interact freely with fellows as well as leaders to ensure effective service dispensation. A peaceful and accommodative work environment provides the platform for excellent organizational performance. Ideally, this is because workers enjoy the comfort and regarding working hours as satisfactory as well as accommodative to their demands. Contrarily, a “ poisoned work environment” is one that all workers are never free to serve and is characterized by dismal employee performance and interrelations (Ahmad & Omar 2010).

In such environments, workers’ toil for long hours, have little time for their families and do not get a chance to reevaluate and refresh their lives. Additionally, their rights are never important; there is poor relation amongst the leaders and employees themselves (Clutterbuck 2003, p. 15). Victims of longer working hours usually suffer psychological disturbance and can be noted through their frequency in poor performance as well as fatigue. Since employee efforts remain thwarted by the management, motivation, as well as trust, fades from these workers, making it hard for companies to gain any profits (Yousef 2001).

Thus it is evident that longer working hours are one that disregards employee rights and is demeaning to development and constructive competition. Generally, affected employees under these situations develop psychological complexities characterized by classical conditioning, repetitive lifestyles, and lack of transformational or innovative skills. In the present globalized world, organizations continue to face competitive environments resulting in the need to enhance more capacity to efficiency as well as effectiveness (Altman 2006, p.

18). As a result, there arises a significant demand and performance measure on the few available employees, leading to more stressful and demanding work circumstances. These lead to the initialization of longer working hours, characterized by employee stress as well as over-exploitation. Countries such as the UK presently face diverse challenges emanating from the problem of workers experiencing stressful longer working durations (Cooper 2008, p. 24). This paper thus discusses the impacts of longer working hours, explains the fundamental theories underlying these effects and relates these to the context of present contemporary organizational culture.


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