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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:

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  • 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 the DSP, we offer training through distance learning and a one-to-one webinar.

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Decision Style Profile Resources

The DSP provides individual reports that looks at the appropriateness of the chosen decision style for different situations.

If you are working with a team or group, there is also the option to combine individual scores into a group report. 

Further information, including sample reports, can be found on the Resources page. 

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