For SMEs, it's crucial to use digital tools in ways that promote employee health and productivity, avoiding issues like burnout and imbalanced work-life. The pandemic underscored the need for digital wellbeing strategies to help employees manage their digital workload healthily, essential for both their health and the business’s productivity in a dynamic digital world.
However, SMEs are behind larger firms in employee digital wellbeing policies – 82% of SME employers lack such policies or plans to introduce them. The DigiWorkWell project, funded by Erasmus+, aims to address digital wellbeing challenges in the workplace, especially for SMEs. Initiated due to COVID-19, the project addresses the new flexible work models and the associated physical and mental health challenges.