Decision Style Profile®

Decision Style Profile®

Decision Style Profile® is a self-rating leadership assessment developed by Discovery Learning used to help individuals develop decision-making skills.

The Decision Style Profile® helps individuals develop their decision-making skills through the assessment of two critical areas in decision making: the appropriateness with which the individual includes others in the decision-making process, and the extent to which they consider five critical Decision Factors in their decision processes. Individuals must consider 10 typical, real-world business situations that require decisions. Based on the cases as presented, individuals choose among five decision-making styles, selecting the one they believe is most appropriate for each case. The five styles differ primarily as to the degree that the individual may choose to involve others in the decision-making process. A personal report provides calculated and explained Decision Inclusion Index scores and an analysis by Decision Factors. The report compares the individual’s choices in each scenario to “expert” style choices and to the style choices made by more than 40,000 executives and middle managers who have taken the Decision Style Profile®.

The Decision Style Profile® can be used to:

  • Build awareness of the five styles of decision making so that individuals can become better able to appropriately shift styles as necessitated by each situation.
  • Improve the capability of the organization to produce acceptable, quality decisions.
  • Build knowledge of a researched-based system for choosing the most appropriate decision style.
  • Build awareness of five critical Decision Factors.
  • Improve and refine the decision-making skills of managers.
  • Build awareness of how improved decision-making practices improve the bottom line.
  • Establish a uniform system for guiding managers in their decision-making process.
  • Build uniform knowledge in an organization about good decision-making processes.
  • Create awareness in individual managers of their strengths and weaknesses in decision making.
  • Strengthen awareness of effective outcomes based on the level of inclusion of others in the decision-making process.

Learn how AvoLead can use the Decision Style Profile® to help your organization’s leaders evolve and deliver. Contact AvoLead today.

Decision Style Profile® is a registered trademark of Discovery Learning Inc.