17Know Your Decision-Making Style

Each of us tends to have a favorite decision-making style. After all, we have been making decisions our entire lives! Most of them have been personal decisions about our own lives, but they are decisions nonetheless and we are comfortable making them.

However, our personal decision making styles may work well for us, but not for our organization. Beware of applying your personal style to your organization. It may not work very well.

Assignment

Evaluate your personal decision-making style. How do you make personal decisions? Is this style appropriate for your organizational decisions as a manager?

For example, some of us are “thinkers.” We want to think through a problem or challenge and arrive at a decision ...

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