In complex 21st Century, social environments such as workplace organizations, the process of decision making have been identified as a vital determinant. Such crucial factors primarily involve a high level of commitment along with work engagement that substantially contributes to the organizational efficacy and productiveness as well as workplace satisfaction (Betsch, 2014). For such reasons managers have significantly been inclining towards both strategic as well as naturalistic decision-making procedures to generate essential outcomes for the business (Capraro &Cococcioni, 2015). The following paper aims to analyse the results of some of the vital decision making tools and personality tests which I have conducted to distinguish my decision-making abilities and skills accurately.
Individual decision preferences
Individuals tend to develop thoughts and queries before performing any roles or responsibilities. Individual decision making is identified as a productive tool in evaluating as well as forecasting attributes of individuals’ behavioural patterns (Capraro &Cococcioni, 2015). Through proper identification of individual decision preferences, individuals can typically make rapid decisions. However Betsch, (2014) noted a group generally is being dominated by a wide range of associates, performing effective decision-making is regarded as a high decision-making process. Through effective decision-making preferences, individuals do not break away from their roles and accountabilities and take a high degree of responsibility for their acts as well as performances (Pedler, Burgoyne &Boydell, 2013).
Working as a professional, I have currently developed my understanding regarding contemporary professionals who do not exhibit as much rationality as before and thus has led me to consider factors of intuition as a vital aspect for decision making procedures. As intuition has typically proven to be an improved counsellor in decision-making processes in comparison to rational arguments, this tends to occur primarily in uncertain or immensely crucial decision-making processes (Produces et al., 2015). At this juncture, the results of my intuition, logic and balance test are relevant to shed light upon to obtain an explicit understanding of my decision-making abilities and skills (Pedler, Burgoyne &Boydell, 2013). The intuition test has given me an average score which denotes that I am attributes and characteristics are positioned at a moderate level. Such a score implies that my logic and explanations typically fall on utmost accuracy and I tend to exhibit immense inclination towards judgements and interpretations of my strong intuitions instead of relying on my closest associate at workplace.
However on the other hand, while analysing my score in the logical thinking test, my attained average score implied my dependence and trust on my judgment and justifications at detailed business decision making situations. At certain critical decision making approaches, I have been asked to rely on my logical thinking. Whereas one of my team associates at workplace chiefly built his decisions on emotional judgements. However it has been observed that such decision making procedures are executed with the view that logical reasoning typically appeared to be irrelevant to him. Furthermore, while using the balance test, I have attained a score of ‘D’ whereby my high interest on the outcomes and implications on my close team associates has been exposed. This type of repercussion of my decisions on him concerns me to an immense degree. However in my perspective such high inclination should be positioned in a reasonable and balanced manner to successfully enhance my decision making skills.
Decision styles from my diary
The observations collected in my diary explicitly indicate my understanding of the process of decision making for improving organizational efficacy. I typically exhibit a higher level of inclination on advancing towards decisions and judgements which seem to be apposite due to my moderate level in logical thinking ability. This approach of mine is further associated with my habit of preferring my intuitions and encourage utmost rationality while developing any types of strategies and techniques for the company. My dependence on logical thinking ability has improved my confidence in justifying my decisions in crucial or uncertain business scenarios. Through my natural decision-making ability I have witnessed certain situations where my level of emotional responsiveness has been exposed.
Feedback on decision styles, relations to own type and own shadow side
From the above analysis of my decision-making skills, it can be stated that to develop as an improved and reliable decision-maker I must be highly responsive towards my inherent nature and pay a higher degree of awareness towards my cognitive intelligence which can show indications to progress towards my goals in both professional as well as the personal arena. Furthermore, rather than inclining towards the judgements and explanations of my premonitions and instincts. However, my intuition level must be improved to reduce my introversion attitude to communicate with highly extrovert and assertive individuals successfully. My ability in logical thinking also needs to be enhanced to some extent to show immense objectiveness and confidence to others in the decision making process. These ‘others’ or shadow sides of my personality typically show high sensitivity while developing any strategies or proposals for the growth of the business (Rand & Epstein, 2014). Thus they must be shown high level of trust and reliance to build a strong association with them. However such integration will tend to improve the growth of the organization.
To successfully develop myself as an improved and efficient decision maker, I must attain specific self-developmental strategies to enhance the growth of my organization. It is highly essential for me to offer myself with a self-appraisal tool which would give me a better identification of my decision making competencies. In addition to this, I should be engaged to an ordinary business project and offer some exceptional strategies and approaches to generate a high level of effectiveness. Furthermore, one of the essential self-developmental strategies is the method of trial and error procedure whereby it is necessary for me to distinguish specific resolutions for the strategy and decisions I will be making for my organization.
To conclude, I must state about the importance of comprehensive insights which I have obtained through the analysis of a Personality Test as well as four important tests to identify my position in the intuition, logical thinking ability and balancing abilities.
- Self-enhancement is intrinsically linked to positive thinking, thus inclining towards assertive affirmations will aid me to take better decisions and greatly rely on my judging ability.
- Often habits reduce the growth of personal development, therefore efficiently analysing my usual patterns and modifying them in accordance with needs and flexibilities will facilitate my attributes and help me to emerge as a proficient decision maker.
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