Methodology – The science of Burnout

An approach to address mental well-being you can trust

No fluff, just science.


The tipping point

The pandemic pushed the world into a mental health crisis, but the problem of burnout has been around for decades. Burnout is now cited more than ever as a reason for people to quit.


Employees worldwide consider mental health a top challenge


Would consider quitting their current position for a job that focused more on employees’ mental health


Managers don't feel equipped to handle the mental health needs of their teams

Sources: [1] McKinsey [2] Forbes [3] HRDive

Following science, not pop culture.

Focusing on working hours management or giving people resources to relax is great, but that's just one piece of a more complex phenomenon.

Yerbo’s assessment is based on decades of research and provides an analysis of two dimensions, seven factors, and multiple leading indicators. The insights and action steps we provide have been proven to be robust and effective in improving mental well-being at work.

Burnout Risk

Work Engagement

Leading indicators

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Burnout: 35 years of research and practice

Christina Maslach and others published The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). Recognized for more than a decade as the leading measure of burnout.

Emotion regulation, burnout and engagement at work

Determine the role of these variables in the work setting and to analyze their relationship with positive and negative affect, engagement and burnout.

Work engagement and burnout: bifactor modelling approach

This study explored if burnout and work engagement are different concepts or opposite poles of the same construct examining three competing views.

Building on principles of psychological safety and trust


Anonymity to drive honest conversations


With Yerbo, employees have an easy, anonymous way to share their true feelings and feedback without fear of repercussions.

Resources to help everyone take agency 


There is debate as to whether burnout is an individual or systemic problem. What research says is that to address burnout, there’s work to do on three levels: company, team, and the individual. We give resources to all, so everyone can take agency.


Effective, safe wellbeing surveys


Yerbo’s surveys rotates questions from a bank of 60 questions. Each one is related to a key metric. These 23 metrics were researched and built by experts in workplace psychology and behavioural science.


Burnout Risk assessments delivered

The largest standardized dataset of IT Burnout Risk worldwide

With an unprecedented wealth of quantitative data, Yerbo is able to provide insights and model solutions based on our leading IT Burnout Risk Assessment.

Science can help you take better care of your team's well-being

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