About This Chapter
Decision Making Process & Styles - Chapter Summary
If your company's front-line managers are looking to improve their decision-making skills, have them work through this helpful online corporate training chapter. Through a series of bite-sized and engaging lessons, your managers will review the steps of the decision-making process and a variety of decision-making styles.
The chapter is entirely self-paced, and your managers can access it on any Internet-connected device. The lesson also come with short quizzes to help reinforce the concepts your managers learn about.
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: Lessons show front-line managers the entire process of decision making in the workplace.
- Outlines several decision-making styles: The chapter helps managers see the differences between a variety of decision-making styles.
- Strengthens decision-making skills : By utilizing the chapter's concepts, your managers should be able to improve their decision-making abilities at work.
By the end of the chapter, your company's front-line managers should be able to:
- Outline the process of decision making in organizational settings
- Explain all seven steps of the decision-making process
- Compare directive, analytical, conceptual and behavioral decision-making styles
1. The Decision Making Process for Organizations
We will be discussing the formal decision making process for managers. The process will show you how to look at a problem and use a series of steps to address that problem. It is a key element of managerial decision making and one that is very practical for the business environment.
2. The Seven Steps of Decision Making
Effective decision-making is an essential skill for every manager. In this lesson, you'll learn about a seven-step process for effective decision-making. You'll also have an opportunity to take a short quiz after the lesson.
3. Decision Making Styles: Directive, Analytical, Conceptual and Behavioral
Every leader prefers a different way to contemplate a decision. The four styles of decision making are directive, analytical, conceptual and behavioral. Each style is a different method of weighing alternatives and examining solutions.
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