Posted by: Jo Banks
Have you ever thought about how you make decisions? Here are 7 styles of decision making...
I've recently been working with a number of clients on enhancing their decision making ability, enabling them to make more powerful decisions. I've been interested in understanding their current decision making process, because once you can understand that, it's easier to see how it can be improved.
There are at least 7 styles of decision making which we use either individually or a combination based on our past experiences. There is no correct style, just different ways to reaching an end goal.
Once we recognise our own decision making style, it's easier to begin to see our team members, co-workers, children, partners in a new light and appreciate the unique perspectives that they can bring to your decision making. It also helps us to understand their motivations and why they sometimes make decisions that we find hard to understand.
The best decisions are usually made as a combination of these styles, cross referenced against each other. There is no right or wrong, it just helps to identify your style for when you're having to make your next difficult decision. Also, sharing this information with others and inviting other styles into your decision-making process will help you make better choices.
Do you need help in increasing your decision making skills? Or is there another area of your business or life which requires some focus? Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation on how we can help you.
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