Can an object have work?
No - work is a "path function"; that is to say, it is a property of a process, not a property of an object or system. Work can be done ON a system or BY a system, but a system (or object, it that's how you want to define your system) does not possess work as a property like density, color, temperature, etc.
You need to exert force to the object. The object has to move, if it doesn't move, there's no work done on the object. Some of the movement of the object must be in the same direction as the force. The force and the displacement are both vectors. Work is the "dot" product of force and displacement. When movement perpendicular to the force, the force has resulted in no work.
Work is done on an object by a force if the object moves in the direction of the force. Work done is defined as the integral of the force acting over the distance travelled due to that force and is the energy change of the object due to that force. For example, if a force of 2N acting on an object causes it to move 3 metres in the direction of that force, the work…
An object that posses energy can exert a force on another object . When this happens energy is transferred from the former to the latter.The second may move as it receives energy and thus do some work. The first object had a capacity to do work . This implies that an object that possesses energy can do work.