Welcome to the MPS Productivity Assessment

This assessment will take approximately five minutes to complete and will give you an idea of your gaps and opportunities within the five elements of productivity. Upon completion, you will receive an email with your results and recommended actions.

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Section 1: Alignment 
Alignment refers to whether companies have effectively cascaded their annual goals, strategies, and metrics across the overall organization, teams, and individuals. Alignment in organizations impacts productivity by creating focus, reducing distractions, and increasing goal achievement.

1. Do you know what your annual individual goals are?   

1a. Were you approached to provide feedback and be “bought in” for all or some of those goals before they were assigned?
2. Do you understand how your annual individual goals tie into the company’s annual goals, mission, and vision?
2a. Do you believe that if you achieve your stated individual goals, that it will make a direct impact on your company’s goals, mission, and vision this year?
3. Do you feel that your team or department effectively understands and works together to achieve group goals set by the company leadership?

Section 2: Accountability
Accountability refers to the level of proactive ownership and responsibility that individuals, teams, and leaders hold around completing their goals and actions. Accountability creates high functioning work teams that are responsible, trusting, and direct.

1. Do you have effective dashboards or metric tools measuring individual and team goals set by company leadership?

2. Does your team meet at a regular cadence (weekly, monthly, quarterly) to review progress on team and individual goals?
2a. Does your team effectively use these meetings to change tactics where needed to hit the intended goals?
3. Do you feel that you are able to have open and transparent conversations with your manager and team members regarding accountability or lack thereof?
4. Do you feel your company culture is one of personal accountability where there tends to be no finger-pointing and blaming when actions are not completed?

Section 3: Workflow Management
Workflow Management refers to how information is received, processed, and acted on from both an individual and systems perspective, most likely using common tools such as Microsoft Outlook or G Suite. Effective Workflow Management results in efficient standards and protocols, productive communication across teams, and a greater sense of clarity and relaxation while accomplishing tasks.

1. Are you integrating emails, tasks and the calendar in Outlook, G Suite, or a similar tool to manage your reference and to-do items effectively?

2. Does your team effectively track and follow up on delegated items and decisions made in team meetings?
3. Is at least 75% of what you do day-to-day helping you achieve your annual individual goals?
4. Do you regularly feel overwhelmed by the amount of time it takes to process your e-mail, phone calls, and meetings as opposed to making progress on annual objectives?

Section 4: Digital Fluency
“Digital Fluency” is about understanding and correctly applying digital technologies needed to perform your job effectively. Examples of digital technologies include personal computers, tablet PCs, cellular phones, the Internet, phone apps, and other software applications such as e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet programs.

1. Do you feel like you have the right digital skills and tools (Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, CRM, ERP, etc.) to deliver on your annual objectives this year?

2. Do you under-utilize digital tools or platforms provided to you because you're unclear on how to best utilize them for your role?
3. Are there gaps in digital skill sets between members of your team or department that impact your ability to deliver on team objectives?
4. Are there digital technologies that you would prefer to use in the workplace due to ease of use, but they are not provided by your IT department?

Section 5: Well-Being
The journey of increasing productivity does not end at the office. In order to be truly productive, personal goals and wellness must be fostered in support of professional ones. Well-being is subjective, but improving well-being enhances overall wellness across work and personal life, supporting well-rounded and healthy individuals.

1. Do you feel like there are parts of your personal life (relationships, health, spirituality, etc.) that are suffering because of your current professional environment (hours worked per week, daily stress level, daily work satisfaction, etc.)?

2. Are there personal goals (fitness, relationships, wellness, spiritual, etc.) that you are not achieving because of your professional environment (hours worked per week, daily stress level, daily work satisfaction, etc.)?
3. Do you feel like you have positive overall life balance between professional interests (career progression, fulfillment, compensation) and personal interests (fitness, relationships, wellness, hobbies, etc.)?
4. Do you feel like your manager, team, and company promote positive overall life balance between professional commitments and personal interests?