Quick bits for the business professional.
Steadiness and Effective Decision Making
Let’s take a quick review of DiSC styles.
DiSC® is a very simple and memorable model made up of four basic styles: D, i, S, and C.
Everyone is a blend of all four DiSC® styles – usually one, two, or even three styles stand out. Unlike simple personality tests, there is no perfect DiSC® style.
D = Dominance. D’s a fast paced environment, defined objectives, and Variety in tasks, interactions and settings.
I = Influence. I’s are enthusiastic and love a social upbeat environment.
S = Steadiness. S’s do not like showing to much emotion and like a predictable, moderate pace.
C = Conscientiousness. C’s stick to facts and accurate information. They also prefer interactions without a lot of emotions.
Since each person has a unique behavioral profile, people are walking around all over the world with different styles and priorities.
Back to effective decision making as an S…
If your primary DiSC style is Steadiness, you will need to engage the following strategies to improve your approach to effective decision making:
Develop a quicker decision making cycle for routine and operational decisions.
Develop a tolerance for ambiguity.
Avoid over rigidity in ethical decision situations.
Avoid the tendency to overthink decisions and take in too many perspectives..
Be more forgiving of others when they have an ethical lapse.
As a high Steadiness personality, you will be a very deliberate decision maker. As you view this as a good trait, many others will view it as lacking conviction or the ability to make a decision. Announce to others your deadline to make a decision or speed up your decision cycle.