Established, since 1997, leading UK based training provider.

Time Management Quiz

Time Management Quiz

It is important to better-manage your time and tasks. How could you do that?

In an attempt to answer that question, I would like to ask you to read the following.

Time Management Questions

These time management questions that will cause you to think about your current habits. As you go through the questions, think about what the answer to the question suggests to you, about how you should change some of your habits, in order to become a better time manager.

1. Do you make lists of tasks as they come up, then carefully order the lists into priorities* and then do you tick off the tasks, as they are completed; or are you more likely to simply respond to current events as they occur and, as a result bounce around the place, like a pinball wizard?

2. Do you set specific targets that you must achieve before the day is through, or do you go with the flow?

3. Do you carry with you at all times a note book and pencil? Or do you just try to remember as much as you can?

4. Do you call unnecessarily long meetings?

5. Do your meetings stray off topic? If yes, how could you keep your meeting more focused on topic?

6. Do you prepare the questions you want to ask, in advance, or do you sometimes have to call back later because you forgot to ask or say something?

7. Do you ever take action on a task, then later realise that you are doing the wrong thing because you misunderstood the meaning of the original message?

8. Do you have a habit pattern that makes you less efficient than you would otherwise be? (For example, untidiness.) And if you do have such a habit, what is it, and what could you do to reduce its negative effects on your productivity?

9. Do you have a good memory for remembering people's names?

10. Do you have a good memory for learning facts?

11. Do you forget to do things? If yes, how could you prevent that from happening?

12. Are you able to explain things to others so that they always understand exactly what you mean, or do you have trouble expressing your exact meaning?

13. If you do have trouble expressing your exact meaning, has it ever occurred to you that you should continue your studies in English grammar?

14. In order to make your meaning more exact, do you use numbers to quantify-objectify your message?

15. Are you easily distracted off-topic?

16. Do you waste time by talking too much about the latest disaster caused by "the senior management"?

17. Do you waste time on social media distractions?

18. Do you run out of energy mid-afternoon? If so, what is causing this energy fluctuation and how could you improve your personal habits, so that you have more energy.

19. Do you go to bed too late?

20. Do you drink too much alcohol?

21. To you eat non-nutritious foods, such as pizza, biscuits, cakes, chocolate, sweets, puddings and white bread?

22. Do you eat lots of nutritious foods such as fish, lean meats, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans and vegetables?

23. Do you drink too much coffee and not enough water?

24. Do office politics and internal conflicts interfere with the productivity of your office?

25. Is there a sense of friendly co-operation in your organisation, with each member supporting the others, or is that feeling missing?

26. Do you have an optimistic outlook or is that missing?

27. Do you have a fearful or pessimistic outlook for the future? If so, is it affecting how you feel when you are at work?

28. How can you construct a convincing argument, in your own mind, which would suggest to you that the future may be more promising than you currently believe it to be?

29. Do you delegate work, which you cannot do yourself, to people who could do it as well as you, (or at least well enough!)?

30. Do you always do the most valuable task, or do you do the easiest task?

31. Do you tend to procrastinate? If yes, how could you get yourself to beat procrastination and "just do it!"

32. What one single change in your current habits would result in the greatest increase in your personal effectiveness?

As you can easily see, each of the above time management questions contains an implied suggestion. Review these questions and pick out four of them for special attention. Think about what the answer to the question suggests to you about how you should change some of your habits, in order to become a better time manager.

Please write-out four time management statements. For example, it may look like this:

  • In order to get the message right first time, I will prepare the questions I want to ask, in advance.
  • In order to get more energy I will improve my nutrition and exercise programme.
  • In order to become more goal focused, I will set specific targets that I must achieve before the day is through.
  • In order to make the team more efficient, I will delegate work, which I cannot do to people who could do it.

Once you have written out your four statements of positive intent, please follow through in action.

Don't delay. Do it today!

*Prioritisation is the art of putting jobs into the right order. We have made a fantastic prioritisation app to help you put your tasks into the right order.

Time Management Training Time Management Training Course Logo

Time Management Training

Most people feel they need help with time management. How can you get more done in the same amount of time? How can you stop other people wasting your time? If you want to know how, then click here to find out more about our time management training course.

Blogs by Email

Do you want to receive an email whenever we post a new blog? The blogs contain article 5-10 minutes long - ideal for reading during your coffee break!

Your Comments

Further Reading in Time Management

  • Time Management Training - How to gain more Leverage
    Time Management Training: How to gain more Leverage If you want things to get better, you need to get more leverage. A lever is one of mankind's oldest tools. With a simple lever, you can lift ten times more weight than you could, without the lever. So a Lever is a...
    Read Article >
  • Time Management Essential Skills
    You don't have enough time to do everything for everyone, so you must learn these three essential skills.
    Read Article >
  • Time management and personal effectiveness
    Time management training I recently received the following note from a business leader. "We need to look at doing some time management training because many of our people are employed based on their technical knowledge and skills: They are technical experts and on the technical level, our people are very good...
    Read Article >
  • Five Time Management Mistakes
    Stop doing things that don't contribute directly to the achievement of your goals. Here are five common time management mistakes and how to fix them.
    Read Article >
  • Good Planning
    If you want to be happy, you must believe that today and the future will be good. The best way to achieve this is by good planning. Take a look at these five steps to ensure that you can make your future brighter than it is today.
    Read Article >