In post-COVID realities, stress levels increase steadily, leading to a variety of disorders in people’s mental health, including anxiety or depressive disorders. After all, stress is a reaction to a threat in a certain situation, and anxiety is a reaction to stress. In particular, according to the latest statistics from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America from 2020, anxiety disorders have become the most common mental illness in the United States, which affects 40 million adults in the United States every year from the age of 18.
There are few statistics in Ukraine, but in 2020, the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) conducted a survey that found that two-thirds (67%) of respondents experienced a certain stressful situation during 2020. This is significantly more than in the period 2017-2019, when 50-53% of respondents experienced stress.
We surely take into account world trends and want to provide our colleagues with maximum comfort. That is why, as a people-oriented company, last year we started the Avenga Care project. So it’s time to share this case with you now – the case of this project and the first results of its initiatives.
Avenga Restart is one of the first corporate leisure projects organized in the IT sector in Ukraine, which is called “Avenga winter restart” and takes place in winter as well as “Avenga summer restart” taking part in summer. Our restarts include accommodation, food, and entertainment, along with lovely and useful gifts from Avenga. This is a creative alternative to standard corporate entertainment during a pandemic since quarantine made corporate events impossible to be held in the traditional form. This initiative has become a great bonus for our colleagues, which helps specialists to relax safely health-wise, restoring social contacts and preventing emotional burnout. We are pleased to realize that Avenga was one of the first companies in Ukraine to offer its colleagues this form of rest.