Problem

Malingering

Other Names:
Effort discretion
Skiving
Slacking at work
Nature:
Employees may seek ways to work as little as possible, whilst creating the impression that they are productively occupied. This tendency may be confined to isolated individuals or may become part of the work ethic of an institution.
Incidence:
Malingering is an avoidance reaction (avoidance of situations deemed unpleasant) or a condition feigned in order to bring about personal gain, but in either case may be viewed as having social, moral and legal implications. Malingering most often manifests itself in criminal cases involving pleas of mental illness, in litigation arising from personal injury, and in attempts to evade military service.
Related Problems:
Neglect
Avoidance
Strategies:
Reducing malingering
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Pathology
Work
Date of last update
26.08.2016 – 23:04 CEST