Decision Style Profile

About the Decision Style Profile

The Decision Style Profile (DSP) empowers leaders to make better decisions by enlightening them on how to choose the most effective and appropriate decision-making styles for given situations. Each participant is asked to make several real-world business decisions. A personalised report compares the participant’s chosen decision-making styles to the most appropriate styles, backed by extensive research and a current database of over 20,000 executives and managers. The Decision Style Profile evaluates the appropriateness with which participants include others in the decision-making process as well as the extent to which they consider five decision factors. These factors are:

  • Directing -  When using the directing style, decision makers rely completely on their own judgment. They assume that they understand the situation and have all the information needed to make a good decision.

  • Fact Finding - When using the fact finding style, decision makers identify specific information they need to make the decision.

  • Investigating - When using the investigating style, the decision makers share the situation and solicit input in the form of suggestions and possible courses of action.  

  • Collaborating - When collaborating, the decision makers solicit input from all stakeholders (e.g., team, group or individuals) that they identify as having a key interest in the decision and its outcome.

  • Teaming - With the teaming style, the decision makers turn to the key stakeholders to share equally  in the decision-making process.

If you would like to take the DSP and receive feedback, or if you would like a team to take the DSP and receive feedback then please contact us

Decision Style Profile Certification

If you would like to be certified in administering and interpreting the DSP, this can be completed remotely in 3 steps:

  • Registration -you will be given your login details to begin the certification process including completing the DSP assessment itself.

  • Independent learning - you will be able to build your knowledge of the assessment using interactive online modules and resources including a DSP facilitator guide, PowerPoint slides and online training modules.

  • One-to-one webinar session - you will attend  a one-to-one webinar session with a qualified Psysoft consultant who will guide you through the assessment and how best to use it.

Please contact us for more details.


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Horsham, West Sussex

RH12 1PB

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