Organizational Skills Questionnaire — DOSQ

The Organizational Skills Questionnaire measures 8 predominant traits observed in highly organized individuals.
Estimated time

5-10 minutes

Number of questions

38

Cost

1 token

Levels

All job levels

General description

Organizational skills are a key competency focusing on optimizing the limited resources of an organization, ensuring that people's time is utilized effectively and that the exchange of information is never lost or wasted. Individuals with effective organizational strategies and skills will generally communicate in an organized and clear way, be punctual, and use numerous strategies to keep track of the organization's resources. They will be attentive to details, allowing them to remember a vast range of information due to advanced strategies for information recall.

With respect to the placement and retrieval of information, research shows that in the average organization, each staff member spends at least 3 to 5 hours a week, or about 15% of their working time, looking for information due to disorganization. The report also highlights that clutter and disorganization around the office can cost over $65,000 per year. More costly, an average of 25% of business is lost every year due to poor response time or misplaced requests. By assessing the organizational skills of an employee, it is possible to pin-point areas requiring additional training, coaching or resources, improving the overall productivity and morale of the workplace in turn.

The impact of disorganization

A report highlighted that up to 87% of workers reported feeling less productive in a cluttered workspace.

List of organizational skills measured by the DOSQ

Planning & Scheduling

Communication Clarity

Punctuality

Goal-oriented

Assiduity

Workspace Organization

Strategies

Attentiveness

Data in brief

The Organizational Skills Questionnaire has been associated with the following characteristics:
  • Composure
  • Conscientiousness
  • Focus
  • Management
  • Planning skills
  • Adaptive traits
  • Stress resilience
  • Transformational leadership
  • Openness
  • Agreeableness
  • Satisfaction with life
  • Work satisfaction
  • Boldness
  • Positive attitudes
  • Impulse inhibition
  • Fast decision making
  • Productive behaviors
  • Happiness
  • Anxiety resilience
  • Time management

Did you know that organizational skills not only help employees' productivity, but also increase the overall workplace morale?

Usage of online assessments

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Studies show that the global market for online assessment steadily grows over the years, predominantly to recruit and develop key employees.

Benefits of psychometric tests

The usage of psychometric assessments has gained considerable popularity over the years in the HR process, mostly due to their versatility, efficiency, and affordability. Several companies have also started using psychometric assessments due to their numerous benefits, such as:

  • More reliable and less risky decisions
  • Predictor of performance
  • Fairer decisions
  • Defendable decisions based on empirical data
  • Faster decisions

FAQs

Commonly asked questions.

The Organizational Skills Questionnaire costs 1 token per candidate. Please visit our pricing page for more information.

Questionnaires assessing personality features are not timed and the questions are easily answered using a "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree" scale. Although there is no time limit, we suggest test takers choose their answers based on their first instinct and do not over-think their answer.

All our tests are offered in English, and most of them have an official translation in French. Please contact us if you would like a translated version of our tests.

Yes, it is. However, instant feedback reports will not be available if you choose this option, as enough people from your group need to be tested to develop comparative norms before being able to provide any results (a minimum of 100 employees is strongly recommended). Please contact us to learn more about this option.

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