Decision-Making Style Inventory

SKU 1019E1SK
Starter Kit for up to 5 Participants
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Developing your team's decision-making skills is critical in today's competitive environment and a prerequisite for leadership advancement. The Decision-Making Style Inventory is a powerful tool for helping leaders understand their decision-making style, identify potential roadblocks to career advancement, and uncover effective ways of interacting with others.

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How It Works

The Decision-Making Style Inventory is a 20-item assessment that develops decision-making skills by measuring two structural styles, systematic and spontaneous, and two processing styles, internal and external. These dimensions are combined and plotted on a four-quadrant chart used to uncover participants' preferred decision-making style: systematic-internal, systematic-external, spontaneous-internal, and spontaneous-eternal.

Uses and Applications

What makes the Decision-Making Style Inventory different is it doesn't measure intelligence or who is right during a dilemma. Instead, it shows individuals how to differ in the way they gather information, organize, and then process this data. The assessment is a powerful tool that has many applications, including leadership training, coaching, and performance appraisals.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this assessment, participants will:

  • Define the four primary decision-making styles
  • Identify one's preferred style of decision making
  • Understand the strengths and liabilities of each style
  • Learn how to develop the ability to flex one's decision-making style

Product Details

Product Type: Assessment. The Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session.

Target Audience: Managers and supervisors.

Measures: A participant's decision-making style.

Dimensions: Decision-making, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.  

Time Required: One hour.

What to Order

Starter Kit: Order One Kit for Up to Five Participants and One Trainer.

The Starter Kit includes a Facilitator Guide, a 5-pack of Workbooks, and a 5-pack of Paper Assessments.

Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide Per Trainer.

The Facilitator Guide includes background information, administrative guidelines, step-by-step workshop outline, and sample participant materials. Facilitator materials will be available as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

Workbook 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants.

The Workbook serves as a comprehensive takeaway and includes critical content, worksheets, and forms used during the workshop.

Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants.

The Paper Assessment is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for manual scoring.

About the Author

William C. Coscarelli currently teaches at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the former co-director of the Hewlett-Packard World Wide Test Development Center and was elected as the president of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Division for Instructional Development. He was appointed as the founding editor of Performance Improvement Quarterly and was elected as the president of the ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement).