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The success of an organization may be dependent on limiting the potential for deviant behavior, and if necessary, reacting to deviant behavior in a positive way. Focusing on the successful management of deviant behavior in the workplace and the role of the organization in creating conditions for this behavior is a crucial topic of study for those interested in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Managing Organizational Deviance goes beyond questions of control to also consider ethical dimensions of conduct. As a result, it teaches students who will go on to inhabit organizations to become familiar with the ethical implications of deviant and dysfunctional behavior in addition to managing this behavior in an effective way.
Chapter 11: Addictive Behavior in the Workplace
Addictive Behavior in the Workplace
Addictive behaviors affect many employed Americans and their dependents. Contrary to widespread imagery of homelessness, despair, and lack of social affiliations, the vast majority of those with alcohol or drug problems are “respectable” people who either are employed or are dependents of employed people. The significant presence of alcohol problems in the workforce was documented in a 1997 national survey indicating that approximately 7.6% of people in the full-time employed workforce are heavy drinkers and that approximately 7.7% are users of illegal drugs (Zhang, Huang, & Brittingham, 1999). According to the study, about one third of the heavy drinkers are also illegal drug users. For these prevalence reasons alone, these behaviors should be important concerns ...