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Multiplier Event. Krakow, 12 May 2022

Technostress, or digital stress, has many negative consequences. Can we recognize the symptoms of technostress and its sources (techno-stressors)? How to deal with it? Can digital hygiene help with wellness? What is psychological fitness and how to train mental resilience and fight digital stress? How should the employer take care of his employees in the era of remote work?
All these issues were discussed during the Seminar-Workshop entitled “Digital stress – how to deal with it?”, that took place on May 12, 2022 organised by Fundacja Małopolska Izba Samorządowa in the cooperation with WSEI Kraków – Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomii i Informatyki.
During the seminar, the following lectures were given by:
🖌PhD Tomasz Czapran (WSEI in Krakow) on “Remote work and digital stress. How to take care of your employees?”;
🖌Ms Katarzyna Matyjewicz from IBM on “Psychological fitness – how to train mental resilience and fight digital stress;
🖌Mr Kamil Śliwowski on “How to take care of digital well-being?”

Multiplier Event. Seville, 10 May 2022

First, Donatella Di Marco welcomed speakers and participants, introduced the team members and showed the conference program. The Multiplier Event was composed by three main points: (1) Description of the DeSTRESS Project (introduction of work stress in the digital age, the DeSTRESS project, the DeSTRESS platform and game, and validation of the technostress scale), presented by Donatella Di Marco; this section was closed by a round of questions and comments; (2) ‘Work and new challenges from a gender perspective’, conference by the professor Lourdes Munduate; the section was closed by a round of questions, and (3) Round table to discuss ‘Good practices in stress management in organisations’, in which participated Anabel Fernández, Francisco Trujillo and Mamen Blanco. The round table was moderated by Alicia Arenas. At the end, there was a space for questions, comments and doubts, and participants interacted with the speakers. Finally, Alicia Arenas and Donatella Di Marco thanked the speakers and all the participants for their time and closed the Multiplier Event.

Multiplier Event. Lisbon, 6 May 2022

The aim of the event was to create awareness on Technostress, i.e. explain different ways in which ICTs can create stress in users and identify factors that create technostress, the ways to mitigate its consequences on SMEs personnel as well as to present the results of the DeSTRESS project and the game which helps to assess the extent to which technostress is present in an organization and suggests that the adverse effects of technostress can be partly countered by specific strategies. T

The project coordinator Prof. Silvia Silva and several other experts presented the main dangers related to technostress.

Multiplier Event. Athens – Melissia Cultural Center, 5 May 2022

The aim of the event was to create awareness on Technostress, i.e. explain different ways in which ICTs can create stress in users and identify factors that create technostress, the ways to mitigate its consequences on SMEs personnel as well as to present the results of the DeSTRESS project and the game which helps to assess the extent to which technostress is present in an organization and suggests that the adverse effects of technostress can be partly countered by specific strategies. The target groups were mainly VET/HE institutes, employees in NGOs, public and private organizations, employers, HR managers, IT experts and policy makers. The event lasted for 3 hours and was divide into 2 parts: the first part included presentations on the risks of the overuse of digital technology and the inherent consequences leading to technostress and how to prevent these risks from occurring, the project educational approach and game, and the second part included group discussions on issues associated with technostress and its implications on organizational and policy making level. During the event, participants had the opportunity of a hands-on experience with the DeSTRESS game. The event was considered very successful based on the number of participants, the lively discussions that were initiated and the positive feedback at the end of the event.

Multiplier Event. University of Verona, 27 April 2022

In the meeting after a brief presentation by Margherita Pasini, coordinator of the country partner prof. Monica Molino introduced the topic of technostress, highlighting what it is, its effects on individual and organizational wellbeing, connected risks and possible strategies to face it. Dr. Cinzia Frascheri focused her lecture on the legal perspective, illustrating how the national laws define and help to manage technostress.

After a small break there was the platform presentation by Margherita Pasini and after the round table with representatives from trade unions and employers’ associations of SME, work physician and an organizational psychology consultant. The debate was very interesting and participated by people who were participating online and in presence and highlighting the absence of effective tools to face technostress at workplace. This need emerged especially during the pandemic period. At the end of the meeting suggestions on the policy report were collected.

Multiplier Event. Dublin, 27 April 2022

We first started with the physical meeting that lasted for almost about 4 hours. It was a success, and all participants loved the activities and participated actively. The participants were 21 in total and comprised of people of various ages, with a medium age estimated around 27. They came from various working environments and through discussion it became evident that they were dealing with some work-related anxiety.

The virtual meeting made it to 22 participants, and it lasted for about two hours. As expected, interaction was not as vivid as in the physical event, but still the participants (managers and employees of various companies) were satisfied with the results.

4th Transnational Meeting, 7-8 April 2022, Online

𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟴𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘂𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗗𝗲𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗰𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲, 𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝗭𝗢𝗢𝗠.
👉 The main aspect discussed was the Pilot Online Training Platform and updates on the Pilots in all the partners countries.
👉 The partners also discussed the progress done so far and the next steps to be taken.
 

Transnational Meeting, 14 January 2022, Online

Partners met to discuss the structure of the training platform and the connection between the contents and the game scenarios. Partners also scheduled the translation of materials and the organization of the pilots in all the countries. The Policy Report (O3) structure and contents were discussed and approved.

Transnational Meeting, 27 September 2021, Online

Partners discussed the results of the Beta testing and status of development of the remaining game scenarios. The plan for the development of the Policy report was also discussed and agreed. 

Transnational Meeting, 2 July 2021, Online

10 members from all partner organizations participated in this meeting to update the project’s progress, intellectual outputs development, implementation, management, and dissemination process.  

Steering Committee Meeting, 9 April 2021, Online

10 members from all partner organizations participated in this meeting to update the project’s progress, intellectual outputs development, implementation, management, and dissemination process.  

Steering Committee meeting, 18 December 2020, Online

In the meeting organized by the coordinator Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, all partners were reunited on an online meeting to discuss the development of O2 scenarios, all the content already developed, the ongoing work progress, and some updates on the project. 

Second Transnational Project Meeting, 29 September 2020, Online

Our second Transnational Meeting happened on the 29th of September 2020 and was held online. The main goal of this meeting was to analyze the status of the project and to discuss the next steps to be taken.

Kick-Off Transnational Project Meeting, 20-21 November 2019, Lisbon

Our Kick-off Meeting happened on 20th and 21st of November 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, hosted by the University Institute of Lisbon. The main goals of this meeting were for the partners to meet, understand the project objectives and prepare the next steps of the project.

6 months ago

Technostress, or digital stress, has many negative consequences. Can we recognize the symptoms of technostress and its sources (techno-stressors)? How to deal with it? Can digital hygiene help with wellness? What is psychological fitness and how to train mental resilience and fight digital stress? How should the employer take care of his employees in the era of remote work?All these issues were discussed during the Seminar-Workshop entitled "Digital stress - how to deal with it?", that took place on May 12, 2022 organised by Fundacja Małopolska Izba Samorządowa in the cooperation with WSEI Kraków - Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomii i Informatyki.During the seminar, the following lectures were given by:🖌PhD Tomasz Czapran (WSEI in Krakow) on "Remote work and digital stress. How to take care of your employees?";🖌Ms Katarzyna Matyjewicz from IBM on "Psychological fitness - how to train mental resilience and fight digital stress;🖌Mr Kamil Śliwowski on "How to take care of digital well-being?"In the second part of the seminar a workshop was held, where participants tested the educational game on the DeSTRESS platform, which describes real situations in the work environment related to stressors caused by techno-stress.The seminar was organized as part of the project "Developing Competences for Stress Resilience @SMEs” DeSTRESS, implemented in partnership with universities and organizations from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Ireland and Poland, and financed by the Erasmus + Program ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

How to maintain a healthy balance between real and virtual life?📱💻📧We are surrounded by technology that not only provides us with entertainment, but also allows us to perform professional duties without leaving home. Video conferences, e-mails, instant messaging make life easier, but they can also have negative effects on our health, especially mental health.👇👇👇A conscious manager should also take care of digital well-being in the company.See the DeSTRESS training platform that develop competences to cope with technostress, using the latest techniques in game-based training and gamification, complemented by a set of practical tools and resources to facilitate the transfer of learning into the workplace.⤵destress.eu/training/Follow us on LinkedIn 👉https://www.linkedin.com/company/destress-project/#destress #stress #workfromhome ... See MoreSee Less