BurnoutIndex.org is a non-profit initiative by Yerbo working to raise awareness about burnout risk levels in the tech industry, and how that's affecting people both physically and mentally. 

We’re working to empower tech workers, team leaders, and entire organizations, and helping them make more educated decisions by providing relevant and actionable information about burnout at work. 

You can measure your own risk levels of burnout, receive information on the current status of the industry in these regards, and even help us spread the word.

As it happens with any collaborative effort, questions will arise frequently regarding BurnoutIndex.org. We will do our best to answer them and keep them updated as the project spreads. 

What's the burnout score?

The test is based on scientific questionnaires run by psychology professionals. The questions and statements are standardized and will result in a score from 0 to 6. 0 being the lowest state of burnout and 6 being the highest. You and only you will access your test score after answering the questionnaire. 

Who created BurnoutIndex.org?

BurnoutIndex.org is a non-profit project run by experienced members of the tech industry, alongside psychology professionals at Yerbo. We created BurnoutIndex.org for our team and friends, and quickly later decided to share it with the world to help the tech community.

We aim to evaluate the burnout levels by using the tests that are most recommended from a scientific standpoint.* 

What is BurnoutIndex.org measuring?

The broad answer: burnout risk levels in the tech industry. The narrowed-down answer: the findings will deepen as more and more people participate in the test. We want to deeply understand both the syndrome and the people. We're committed to help them.

Why do you need my email address?

We ask for your email address if you decide to receive updates regarding the test as we collect more and more data of the tech industry and its current state of burnout. We respect your privacy above all and we pledge to not lend, sell, or rent your data to third party vendors.

If you do decide to opt-in to receive updates on the industry's burnout levels as a whole, tips from our sponsors, and resources on burnout management, you can do so by providing us with your email address but also by accessing their websites, whatever works best for you. 

If you decide to opt-out of this possibility after you provided us with your email address, the unsubscribe process is easy and straightforward and you can find it at the bottom of every email from us. Also, if you can send us an email to erase all your data from the BurnoutIndex.org, to [email protected].

What do you mean by anonymous and universal?

It means that you don't need to log in or register anywhere to be able to take the test and self-assess your burnout level. After the test, there are opt-in possibilities for you to be updated on the findings of BurnoutIndex.org as the community participates and the results get more and more specific. Then, and only then, will we require an email address but only to be able to send you updates, tips for burnout management, and any useful information in these regards. 

Do I have to pay for this information?

No, the test is completely free. The only thing we will ask you, and that is only if you decide to receive benchmark updates, is your email and simple information to feed the findings of the test. (i.e., if we have enough information among users' job descriptions we could compare burnout levels between them while maintaining their anonymity).

What is Yerbo?

Yerbo is a technology startup whose focus is to humanize relationships at work.

*To measure exhaustion, cynicism and professional inefficiency, we used selected items from the Spanish version of MB. To measure depersonalization we used selected items from the Spanish version of MBI-HSS (Salanova et al., 2005). Main frame of reference: Maslach, C., Jackson, S. E., & Leiter, M. P. (1996). Maslach Burnout Inventory: Manual (3rd ed.). Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press. 

BurnoutIndex.org is a non-profit project run by experienced members of the tech industry, alongside psychology professionals, and is brought to you with the support of independent sponsors.

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