Time Management Self-Assessment Tool

MOHA 530
August 25, 2022
NRSE 6053A: Interprofessional Organizational And Systems Leadership
August 25, 2022

Time Management Self-Assessment Tool

Time Management Self-Assessment Tool

Respond to each of the following statements by marking “X” in the column that best describes the frequency with which you display the behavior. Choose responses that accurately reflect your current behavior and not what your behavior should be. Consider the questions on page 2 for this week’s discussion forum. Never Rarely Sometimes Often Almost Always N/A
ORGANIZING BEHAVIORS 1 2 3 4 5  
1. I write a “TO DO” list to guide my daily activities.            
2. I can find my important papers quickly when I need to.            
3. I have a weekly, monthly, and yearly calendar that is updated.            
4. Friends would say that my closets are neat and organized.            
5. I have addresses alphabetized and updated for quick reference.            
6. When leading a meeting, I have an agenda to distribute.            
7. I arrive early or on time to scheduled meetings and appointments.            
8. I check email every day and respond within 24 hours.            
9. I keep a notebook handy to capture ideas and information.            
10. I have an orderly workspace.            
             
PRIORITIZING BEHAVIORS 1 2 3 4 5  
1. I have a system for prioritizing tasks and frequently order my “to do” list.            
2. I am able to handle interruptions effectively.            
3. I say “no” to things that I have no time for.            
4. I delegate to others the tasks that I know I will not have time for.            
5. I avoid unnecessary meetings and conversations.            
6. I build time into my day for exercise and fitness.            
7. I feel peace and am not overwhelmed by circumstances.            
8. I take time to meditate and nourish my soul daily.            
9. I take time to listen carefully to others around me.            
10. I take time early in the day to plan my day, making urgent items a priority for the day.            
             
MANAGING BEHAVIORS 1 2 3 4 5  
1. I spend a great deal of time multitasking at home and at work.            
2. I allow phone calls to go to voice mail when I am busy.            
3. I know exactly where my time goes every day.            
4. I have things accomplished in plenty of time because I start early.            
5. I know what distracts me and I am disciplined in ignoring them.            
6. I set goals that guide my daily plans and activities.            
7. I always have something to read or to write on when unexpected lapses of time occur in my day.            
8. I have a realistic timeline in my head for projects that must be completed and am able to pace my work to complete the project in time.            
9. I am confident in my ability to lead a group of people to accomplish a task or assignment.            
10. I will sacrifice my personal time in order to do a great job on a school or work project.            

 

After you complete the self-assessment, determine whether you are strongest in organizing, prioritizing, or managing your time. What behavior area was assessed as your weakest when considering time?

 

Search the Mindtools.com web site for articles related to time management. Identify some personal initiatives that will assist you in managing time efficiently and effectively while you are in school.

 

Share your personal plans for improving the management of your time with your classmates in the Time Management discussion forum this week.