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Decision making styles final

  1. 1. Decision Making Styles Alejandra Cortes Speech 104 Spring 2012
  2. 2. Decision Making• Every day we make decisions.• There is no right or wrong way to make a decision.
  3. 3. Working Styles• To be a better decision maker, you need to first discover your work style.• There are four working styles: Driver, Expressive, Amiable & Analytical.
  4. 4. Driver• The individual who knows what they want, where they are going and how to get there.• Focus on the present and work toward getting results rather than pleasing others.• Independent and competitive
  5. 5. Expressive• These individuals usually appear communicative, warm, approachable, and competitive.• Will take risks when making decisions and will base the decision on personal or others’ opinion rather than facts.• Creative
  6. 6. Amiable• These individuals place a high priority on friendships, close relationships, and cooperative behavior• They frequently stick with the comfortable and known, and tend to avoid activities that involve risk.• Become emotionally involved
  7. 7. Analytical• These individuals place a great deal of importance to facts and logic.• They make decisions on facts and tend to avoid risks.• Generally viewed by others as lacking enthusiasm or as cold and detached.
  8. 8. Decision Making Styles• You can determine your decision making style using what you know about working styles.• If your work style is Driver, then your decision making style is Bull.• If your work style is Expressive, then your decision making style is Eagle.• If your work style is Amiable, then your decision making style is Bee.• If your work style is Analytical, then your decision making style is Bloodhound.
  9. 9. The Bull• Makes decisions based on facts rather than feelings; on fixed beliefs rather than observation.• Have made up minds
  10. 10. The Eagle• Makes decisions based on feelings rather than facts; on fixed beliefs rather than observation.• Have made up minds
  11. 11. The Bee• Makes decisions based on feelings rather than facts; on what is observed rather than pre established emotions.• Open to new contribution
  12. 12. The Bloodhound• Makes decisions based on facts rather than feelings; on what is observed rather than pre established emotions.• Open to new contribution
  13. 13. Which decision making style best fits you?Discover your working style, decision making styleand become a better decision maker and criticalthinker!

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