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Apolitical's Future Skills Tracker - A Self-Assessment Tool for Public Servants

About the results:
 
Answers to this quiz are anonymous. The questions were selected to ensure that answers cannot be connected back to the individuals who submitted them. Results may be aggregated and analysed so that we can share interesting insights with our members and learn from you to make our platform more useful.
About the results:
 
Answers to this quiz are anonymous. The questions were selected to ensure that answers cannot be connected back to the individuals who submitted them. Results may be aggregated and analysed so that we can share interesting insights with our members and learn from you to make our platform more useful.
Which country do you work for or in?
Which department do you work for? (You will never be identifiable from this information)
What best describes your current level within the public service?
Are you a public servant?
Yes
No
You rarely try to convince others of the need for change.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You are able to withstand repeated setbacks and press forward.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You welcome the opportunity for a shift in your job role.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You work better when you focus on one task and aren’t required to shift from one task to another.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You find it frustrating when your colleagues deviate from a concrete plan.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
When making decisions, you tend to rely more on your experience than your imagination.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You consider yourself more practical than creative.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You often find yourself thinking about new ways to tackle the policy problems you face - even if they’re unrealistic.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You often come up with innovative solutions to problems.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You would always prefer to have clear and detailed instructions for a task.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You are good at shifting a conversation’s focus towards concrete actions and results.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You often delay starting tasks that you have to do.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Staying focused, even when outcomes are uncertain, comes naturally to you.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You like to develop sequenced plans for tasks with prioritised steps and attention to timelines.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You often miss opportunities because you fail to act quickly.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You put time aside for personal development on a regular basis.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You find it difficult to ask peers and mentors for feedback directly.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You actively look for learning resources when they are not provided by your organisation.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You take a strong interest in the work of your peers, even when you’re not collaborating.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You like to stay on top of emerging approaches in your field.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You find it difficult to introduce yourself to other public servants.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You can easily find the common ground of competing perspectives.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You find it difficult to summarise your work to people outside the public sector in a clear and compelling way.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You find it difficult to remain calm when you are asked to explain a difficult situation.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You don’t usually initiate conversations.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You actively reach outside your team to seek diverse perspectives where possible.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You often work independently with little interaction from your colleagues.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You believe that involving your peers at every step of the process increases the quality and success of your work.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You participate in professional, technical or community networks where appropriate.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You rarely communicate with people outside your department.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You ask a lot of questions when introduced to a new problem.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You are able to translate multifaceted problems and complex information into a simple and understandable analysis.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
When a project ends you are likely to review what went right and wrong in order to make informed decisions in the future.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You prefer to forget about a task once you’ve completed it.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You know which methods are appropriate for gathering and understanding different types of evidence.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
When analysing data sources, you often have trouble drawing conclusions that are appropriate to the data type.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You find it hard to interpret data visualisations such as charts and graphs.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You can easily spot when data is being misrepresented or misinterpreted.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You can confidently communicate data findings to colleagues.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
You are comfortable with using technology in data analysis.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
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