Overloaded ?

The knowledge economy created an interdependent relationship between work and information overload. Control one and you will overcome the other. The results you will find are improved effectiveness and more work/life balance.  This high-level self-assessment gives you a simple yardstick to help gauge your overload risks.  Use it to interact with friends and/or coaches who support you in being your best without burning out,

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To what extent do you agree with the following statements?

I Totally
Agree <<<>>> Disagree

   My life is full of urgent demands. 5 4 3 2 1
   I have too many roles and responsibilities. 5 4 3 2 1
   I treat all people equally. 5 4 3 2 1
   I often give up my personal life in order to keep up with all I have to do. 5 4 3 2 1
   I seldom take a weekly day of full rest (Sabbath). 5 4 3 2 1
   Most meetings waste a lot of time. 5 4 3 2 1
   My day is full of interruptions. 5 4 3 2 1
   I need more sleep. 5 4 3 2 1
   I often feel overloaded. 5 4 3 2 1
   I am often behind late in returning my phone calls 5 4 3 2 1
See Assessment Below Total Score:



If your total score is:

  • 10 – 17 = Ideal, Low Overload: Congratulations! You are doing fine.  You have a well-balanced life. Be a mentor to someone who needs your help. It will do you good.
  • 18 – 26 = Managed Overload: You are doing well. Watch for overload traps.
  • 27 – 38 = Danger Zone: You are overloaded. Put more “think time” in your life. Prioritize your roles and use them to filter your tasks. Seek help from the important people in your life before you get worse.
  • 39– 50 = Highly Overloaded: Things may be out of control. You need immediate changes. Redefine your roles, goals, and priorities. Seek help as soon as you can.

Important Note

If your score is more than 20 you fall in the danger or the highly overloaded zone. To help you we are glad to we offer you a complimentary Effectiveness and Overload Gauge™. At the end of your survey input, the system will e-mail you a confidential personalized assessment report with comparative benchmark data and helpful tips. Click here to go to your gauge.