Four Types of Decision Makers

When making a decision, some people need to see that you have thought it through and given them some choices of solutions (and not merely a description of the problem).

Some people need to know they are liked and to talk out loud about the situation and possibilities before making a decision.

Some people need to hear all of the other people’s opinions and to have time to answer the question, “How exactly we will get there?”

Some people need all the data, guidance on deadlines, and time to get the right answer.

If we want others involved in making and implementing a decision, our job is figure out what types of decision makers they are and then give them what they need.

In your corner,


PS: Yes, people can be blends of the four types. One type will usually be most prominent in each of us, though.

Leave a Reply