Decision Making Styles: Directive, Analytical, Conceptual and Behavioral


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Identify which of the following is most likely an example of a CEO that uses a directive style:

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1. Jane, the CEO of a company, is trying to resolve how a new marketing strategy should be conducted. She is taking into account the long-term future of the company, brainstorming with her team, and providing them all with key information. Which type of decision making style is she using?

2. Why can using the directive style of decision making be very inefficient for a company?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the major characteristics of different decision making styles? How are they alike and how do they differ? You can use the questions presented in this quiz/worksheet combo to assess your knowledge of each of the four styles discussed in the corresponding lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your ability to identify each of the fours decision making styles based on specific characteristics, such as:

  • A style that is rational and autocratic
  • A style that uses a creative approach, brainstorms alternatives and focuses on long-term results
  • A style that employs direct observations, facts and data
  • A style that utilizes negotiation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding each decision making style and the characteristics of each approach
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about decision making in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the four types of decision making styles

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Decision Making Styles: Directive, Analytical, Conceptual and Behavioral. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define decision making
  • Identify and define each decision making style
  • Discuss issues with each style
  • Use a fictitious business scenario to illustrate each decision making style