Decision-Making Style Inventory
Recent research into decision-making suggests that the most effective leaders are those who are able to adapt their decision-making style over time as their roles and responsibilities change. The Decision-Making Style Inventory is a proven, easy-to-understand way to assess decision-making style. It identifies a personal preference for one of four styles: systematic-internal, systematic-external, spontaneous-internal, or spontaneous-external.
What makes The Decision-Making Style Inventory different is that it doesn't measure who is smart or dumb, right or wrong. Rather, it's about how individuals differ in the way they gather information, organize, and then process it. The assessment is a powerful tool that has many applications, including leadership training, coaching, and performance appraisals.
How It Works
Uses and Applications
The Decision-Making Style Inventory can be used as a self-study tool, a standalone assessment, or as part of a larger training initiative.
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
Theory and Development
Detailed research shows that success or failure with executive managers is in large part a function of their ability to change their decision-making styles as they progress in their careers. The Decision-Making Style Inventory provides individuals with an understanding of four unique and empirically validated decision-making styles that emerged from hundreds of interviews with people facing career choice decisions. The styles complement most traditional organization development styles such as the Campbell Leadership Descriptor and the Social Styles Profile.
Workshop: 1 to 3 hours
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William Coscarelli is a professor of Instructional Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the former co-director of the Hewlett-Packard World Wide Test Development Center. He has been elected president of the International Society for Performance Improvement and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology's Division for Instructional Development.