About this Research Topic
Our objective is to attract submissions covering:
• how unmanageable stress, workplace pressure, and employee burnout can negatively impact work quality and personal relationships;
• how emotional team support can alleviate burnout and workplace stress;
• how workplace stressors, such as demanding work tasks and long working hours, may impact mental health and psychological well-being;
• how taking breaks by use of time tracking tools and remote-work time and stress management can increase productivity and optimize mental health (e.g., calendar management and mood tracker apps and burnout assessment tools);
• and how emotionally drained remote workers experiencing burnout symptoms and increased stress may develop long-term mental health problems and mood disorders.
We are interested in considering both empirical research and systematic reviews covering hot emerging topics associated with how coherent workplace behaviors and processes regarding taking breaks and time management can be pivotal in determining and preventing remote work burnout while managing mental health. Contributors should develop their research by inspecting the most recent and relevant sources in the field.
Covered themes should include:
• how peer pressure as regards moving projects forward so as to meet ever-increasing organizational expectations can lead to perpetual overwork and to a socially toxic environment, impeding creative processes and job performance;
• how workplace stress due to long working hours and excessive job expectations negatively impacts mental health, resulting in anxiety or depression;
• and how team members should systematically take time off to prevent and manage burnout and thus improve mental health and increase productivity.
The standards and rigor required for submitted manuscripts to be considered for publication include a clear presentation and adequate language level, valid research questions, hypotheses, methods, applications, or interpretations, and correct methodology as regards study design, data collection, and analysis.
Keywords: remote, work, burnout, stress, anxiety
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.