Modern work environments have brought with them a plethora of challenges that can cause stress to employees. These include tight deadlines, a heavy workload, long hours, job insecurity, and other factors that can exceed an individual’s coping ability. When stress levels become too high, the negative effects can extend beyond the health of the employee to affect the productivity and performance of the company.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the importance of managing work-related stress in the workplace. With remote work becoming more prevalent due to advances in technology, new challenges have emerged that can impact employee well-being, mental health, and overall work performance. Additionally, these challenges can also affect organizational citizenship behavior and employee-customer relations.
The StressOut project strives to empower individuals to manage, recognize, and prevent work-related stress and burnout through an innovative digital training course and tools. The project’s primary goal is to promote the development of healthier and safer workplaces by providing advanced instruments for work-related stress management and prevention and raising awareness about mental health.
To achieve this goal, the project will conduct a variety of activities aimed at identifying the genuine requirements of end-users. These activities will include the creation of the StressOut Training Course, Stress Assessment Tool, and First Aid Kit, all of which will be integrated into a state-of-the-art mobile application. Additionally, the project will also generate a Policy Recommendations Report that will provide guidance for EU-wide action on work-related stress prevention and management.
Through these efforts, the StressOut project aims to equip individuals with the necessary skills and tools to foster better mental health and resilience in the workplace. By doing so, the project hopes to contribute to the creation of more productive and healthier work environments that prioritize employee well-being and performance.