IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Study on Health and Wellness Determinants at Work in Times of Crisis: The Case of Project Teams Forced to Telework during the COVID-19 Crisis


The primary objective of this research project is to better understand the effects on health and wellness at work in the transition towards a virtual organization model for project teams, in the context of the crisis. Specifically, the research team seeks to understand the new reality of project team members, their personal coping strategies and the impact on their health and wellness resulting from this transition. The nature of relationships between the forms of support employed by managers in the area of prevention and their impact on the health and wellness of team members will also be explored.

This research project is especially focused on project teams that are teleworking. Given that the organization of work in the context of the project is characterized by a high degree of interdependence and a need for constant coordination among individual members, it is important to understand the various strategies adopted by these workers and their managers, as well as the effects on health. In particular, the research team will explore the environmental determinants that can have both positive and negative effects on the health and wellness of workers.

This research project was selected through the call for proposals for projects related to COVID-19.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2020-0082
Status: Ongoing
  • Marie-Pierre Leroux (Université du Québec à Montréal )
  • Caroline Coulombe (Université du Québec à Montréal )
  • Sonia Lupien (Université de Montréal)
  • Marie-Claire Richer (Université McGill)