Building on last year's burnout study, this year's study tracked the trends of burnout around the world and within key demographics. This year's study expanded our understanding of possible solutions to deal with the growing crisis of Burnout.
In the last two years, the world has experienced the most rapid and significant levels of workplace change since the first industrial revolution. The changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic created peak levels of volatility and uncertainty in people’s personal and professional lives. While feeling exhausted and stressed is a perfectly normal response to uncertain times, prolonged and extreme levels of stress can lead some to experience burnout. This is a more complex and multifaceted issue.
In its second year, the 2021 Global Burnout Study provides further evidence on patterns within specific populations that are experiencing the highest levels of burnout and identify research-based solutions. This year’s study also tests some of these possible ways to address workplace burnout. The insights from this study will help leaders develop strategies to protect their most important asset – their people.
Burnout has a significant effect on organizational performance, efficiency, and cost. As burnout continues to grow across industries and countries, this study seeks to gather insights to help organizations target solutions and populations to alleviate the prevalence of burnout.
In these uncertain times, how organizations treat employees will have a long-lasting impact on their behavior including engagement, productivity and loyalty, as well as company culture.
While the focus on engagement has been a priority for many companies, more progressive employers are beginning to see employee satisfaction and engagement as smaller components of what their people really care about, which is wellbeing.
Progressive companies are using our data and insights on burnout to shift to a more holistic “culture of wellbeing” to attract and retain top talent and bring out the best in their employees, as well as having another lever to improve company performance.
3273 respondents from over 30 different countries
The survey was developed based on existing research on burnout from the last 50 years and validated by the 2020 workplace burnout study to ensure proper psychometric properties. The survey includes the Infinite Potential Burnout Scale (IPBS) which measures burnout using the WHO dimensions of burnout.
The survey took an average of ~6 minutes to complete.
Privacy is our top priority. The data collected is anonymous and will be used for research purposes only. Participation is anonymous. Individual data will be not be shared with anyone and results will be only be presented in group formats.