Digital Transformation is key in battling employee burnout

Modis Posted 09 November 2021

Is your technology roadmap ready to battle what could be the new worker pandemic? Mental health is a global and universal issue, spanning all workers, regardless of age or gender.

In our most recent survey featured in our white paper “Resetting Normal”, more employees are saying their mental health has worsened in the last 12 months. When coupled with an increase in working hours, it’s not surprising that burnout is highlighted as a cause for concern. Let’s dive into the numbers and look at how technology will play a major part in sustaining a healthy workplace for everyone.


Mental health is a global and universal issue, spanning all respondents, regardless of age or gender. Compared to the 2020 survey, more people are saying their mental health has suffered. It is therefore a key challenge for companies and leaders to be aware of.

  • 32% say mental health has worsened in the last 12 months
  • 63% of workers are working more than 40 hours per week
  • 40% of workers say burnout is a concern
  • 54% of young leaders report they are experiencing burnout


As we look beyond the pandemic, the increased expectations on mental health support and burnout prevention are here to stay. Workers expect employers to put the right measures in place to support their wellbeing at work going forward.

  • 51% of managers said they find it difficult to identify when staff is struggling with being overworked or experiencing burnout.
  • 71% of workers say having the right support for mental health at work will be important to them in future.
  • 67% of workers say that their leaders do not meet their expectations for checking on their mental wellbeing.


It is increasingly necessary for companies to establish processes, resources, coaching and tools to foster openness and to listen to employees’ needs to help workers develop resilience.

  • 85% of CEOS say their organisations significantly accelerated digital transformation during 2020.[1]
  • 75% of CEOs reported the formation of new digital transformation partnerships and alliances in 2020.[2]
  • 73% if workers expect tech will have an increased focus on wellbeing.




The new normal is driving fast changes in your organisation and you need to adapt even faster. The good news is, Modis can step in to ensure you have technology in place to help. A digital transformation plan for current tech can provide increased visibility into burnout warning indicators. Does your business have the right tech in place to help you identify potential employee stress?

Big Data solutions help employers measure mental health across their workforce and use sophisticated prediction algorithms to link these findings to productivity. At an individual level, employers could use analytics solutions to help identify employees at risk.

Modis can work with you to develop strategies that leverage artificial intelligence to analyse employee behaviour and help identify when employees might need a break.

With Platformisation, we can help you create and implement new, innovative platform-based tech that works for your employees. This will help employees maintain wellbeing and allow you to quickly respond to changing worker demands.



It is increasingly necessary for companies to establish tech resources, processes, and tools to help workers develop resilience and prevent burnout. While this digital transformation is unavoidable, you don’t have to face it alone. Our global presence, delivery capabilities and expertise provide the full range of technology and engineering resources that you need. We know you will need to pivot and adapt as we reset normal in the workplace. Let's talk about how we can be there every step of the way.

To read the full white paper, click here. To learn more about how we can help you outperform your goals and your competition, contact us today.

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