Now you can find out where you stand relative to “successful practices” as described in our book, “Uptime – Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management“, 3rd edition. There is no need for a consultant to perform an assessment, but you should understand each of the topics in order to answer the questions. Misinterpretation of some of the terminology used can lead to incorrect responses. Definitions of the terms can be found in the book (Uptime), in Appendix B.
In order for you to obtain the most valid self-assessment, it is best to have multiple people from your site to complete the questions and then average them together. You can do that with a downloaded copy of this spreadsheet if you wish.
Please enter your company name, your own name, and your scores in the light green shaded fields. To see the whole assessment and results, you will need to scroll down. To score, use integer numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4. “0” zero is the lower end of the scale, 4 is the top of the scale. Look at the statements on the left and indicate how strongly you agree it describes your situation on that 0 – 4 scale. For example, “0” indicates that you either don’t do what is described or you don’t even understand the statement. “4” indicates full agreement and/or it describes us fully.
The scores are averaged. The averaging function ignores blank scores and includes zeros. Each section corresponds to a chapter in the book, Uptime. The average for each section is shown in the last row of each section. Those scores are rounded to the nearest 1/10th. The overall score (at the bottom) is an average of all the individual sections’ scores. It is shown along with a “spider diagram” plotted to graphically show how your scores compare relative to each other, and relative to excellent (4). The greater the area within the plotted area, the closer to excellence you are.
Below that, you will also find a brief evaluation statement describing your situation based on that overall score. Note, since it is based purely on scores that are generated using generic descriptions of the various practices that you scored, it may or may not reflect your situation precisely. We would be happy to discuss scoring and your situation at any time.
You can save the questionnaire and your scores by clicking on the save icon at the bottom. A saved copy would be helpful to you in getting co-workers’ inputs and revised scoring to reflect more than only one opinion. As a rule, the more who participate, the more accurately the assessment will reflect your situation. Of course, all those participating should be familiar with the subject matter or they may be guessing at answers and invalidate the result.
The spreadsheet is “protected” so you can manipulate are the light green cells only.
There are 100 questions/statements for responses. Time to complete: 20 to 30 minutes.
Conscious Asset does NOT save your data.
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