Decision making style
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Your score is shown on five scales, representing five decision
The questionnaire you have just completed is called the General Decision Making Style questionnaire (GDMS). The questionnaire was originally designed and developed in the USA by Scott and Bruce (1995). It used a sample group of military officers and undergraduate students. The GDMS was developed in response to a lack of instruments available to determine an individuals preferred decision making style.
The questionnaire you have completed has given you the scores for the five
decision making preferences:
Click on each title to find out more about the style.
This approach is characterized by using a logical and structured approach to decision making. You may find using ideas such as SWOT or force field analysis helpful here.
This approach is characterized by reliance upon the advice, direction and support of others. You will find that you are more comfortable making a decision when you have discussed the options with others, and are uncomfortable making decisions alone.
This approach is characterized by a reliance upon hunches, feelings and impressions. You will go with 'gut instinct' or with what feels right, rather than taking a logical approach to the decision making.