|Abstract:||Event organization is considered to be one of the most stressful jobs in the world by experts. The impact of stress on event organization and individuals involved was defined through theoretical work and research. In the theoretical part, we present in detail the impact of workplace stress, environmental stressors, the consequences of stress, including burnout, as well as methods for managing or overcoming stress.
In order to link stress with event organization, we described the workflow of event organizers. In our study, semi-structured interviews were used to determine the complexity of the work performed by event organizers, how individuals perceive stress, work phases or processes where event organizers perceived stress, causes of stress, the physical, psychological, and behavioural consequences of stress, and techniques or activities for managing stress.
We found that the work performed by organizers is demanding and stressful. In most cases, stress occurs immediately prior to an event, primarily due to the coordinating, checking, and managing that is involved, all of which causes stress. The most common consequences of stress are fatigue, stomach problems, muscle pain, burnout, distress, insomnia, confusion, mood swings, irritability, etc. According to the interviewees, the most effective technique for managing and overcoming stress is physical activity.
The findings show that event organization is a very stressful profession. In the majority of cases, things do not go according to plan. Therefore, it is important to be flexible with organizing events and be able to adjust to stressful situations so as not to break down, because the organization of the event must proceed no matter the situation.|