Situations where pressure due to work demands such as tight deadlines, heavy workload, long hours, job insecurity and other stress factors pass a certain limit and one’s personal ability to cope with these factors, can lead to the experience of what we know as work-related stress. It is an unavoidable issue caused by the demands of contemporary work environments.
Immoderate and extended pressure and demands that exceed an employee’s resources, capabilities and skills are defining components of work-related stress and can damage both an employees’ health and the company they are working for.
Work-related stress has been, and still is – a growing concern for employees and employers in the EU, especially now with the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has become a driver for significant changes in the working environments of millions of employers and employees.
In particular, the extensive availability of technology has enabled employees to stay and work from home, but still be connected to their office, protecting, therefore, themselves and society as a whole from the spread of COVID-19. On the other hand, that led to other kinds of issues affecting employees’ well-being, mental health, organisational citizenship behaviour, and employee-customer relations.
StressOut Project aims to provide tools for stress prevention and stress management on both a personal and business level.
The project will facilitate the creation of an innovative training course with experiential training activities to enable both employers and employees to combat work-related stress and burnout, as well as working techniques on how to prevent them via an easily accessible and modern tool.