...absenteeism as a viral infection – the parallelism stems from the fact that like a virus, it influences and is affected by overall organisational health. In an attempt to address the root causes of this phenomenon, the author has undertaken a study to reveal these and their corresponding outcomes to the organisations. Briefly, the findings of the study suggest that holism and systematisation of ‘treatment’ must be applied in carrying out initiatives to curb absenteeism in the workplace.
Absenteeism has been a much researched topic over the past decades, and has been a favorite issue... of contention among researchers (e.g. Chadwick-Jones, et al., 1982; Terborg, et al., 1982; Banham, 1992;...