Decision-Making Style Inventory
August 2007, Pfeiffer
The Decision-Making Style Inventory is a validated and reliable 20-item Likert assessment that identifies an individual's decision-making style preference. The assessment measures four dimensions. Two structural styles--Systematic and Spontaneous, and two processing styles--Internal and External. In this Inventory the two dimensions are combined to find a preferred decision-making style: Systematic-Internal, Systematic-External, Spontaneous-Internal, and Spontaneous-Eternal, plotted on a four-quadrant chart. The Inventory is a powerful tool that can be used in numerous developmental situations such as formal leadership training, coaching, and even performance appraisals.
PLEASE READ ME FIRST!
BACKGROUND FOR THE DECISION-MAKING STYLE INVENTORY AND WORKSHOP.
INTRODUCTION TO THE FACILITATOR GUIDE.
OVERVIEW OF DMSI THEORY.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE DECISION-MAKING STYLE THEORY.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE DECISION-MAKING STYLE INVENTORY.
ABOUT THE DECISION-MAKING STYLE INVENTORY.
ADMINISTERING AND SCORING THE INVENTORY.
PREPARING FOR A WORKSHOP SESSION.
CONDUCTING THE WORKSHOP: UNDERSTANDING UN-UNDERSTANDABLE PEOPLE.
Welcome and Objectives.
Administer the DMSI.
Introducing the Styles.
Scoring the DMSI.
Treasure Hunters and Detectives.
Implications of the Decision-Making Styles.
Strengths and Liabilities.
Putting the Styles to Use.
Appendix A: Description of the Workshop.
Appendix B: Thumbnails of Slides.
Appendix C: Instruction for Scoring the DMSI.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS.
HOW TO USE THE CD-ROM.
WILLIAM C. COSCARELLI teaches fulltime at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the department of Curriculum & Instruction. He is the former co-director of the Hewlett-Packard World Wide Test Development Center. He was elected as president of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Division for Instructional Development, appointed as founding editor of Performance Improvement Quarterly, and was elected as the president of the ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement).