People have different methods and modus´ when taking decisions.
We don´t just deal actively as decision makers in life – we also have to passively deal with deciders. And that´s the typical situation when we can´t tell which decider-type we just deal with!
Handling decision situations with others is dealing with quite an uncertainty factor. It´s not about persuasion! It´s about finding out how the other one ticks.
We face questions like: “Which decider-type is standing or sitting in front of me?” Or: “Is this going to be a conflict-situation? Will we be able to talk or discuss the issue?”
There are 5 decider types, if we listen to Maya Storch. She calles them:
- “Slow Breeder”
- “Fast Decider”
- “Feedback Decider”
The Slow Breeder is a thinker!
She or he is not trained with ad hoc decision situations and is not uncertain. Actually, like a chess player they start thinking all possible situations through and through to abstractly reach step 3, considering the consequences and thinking about dealing with them longtermly. It´ll affect their future. So they try to find out how the future will look like when taking “this” decision or answer……
The person dealing with a slow breeder looks into a poker face who doesn´t decide! Who might not speak! The potential decider looks decision weak. The person is not afraid of a conflict but is a (slow) thinker. She or he loves to plan, to talk things through and make a list. Even potential reactions will be planned or considered!
The slow breeder is a planner who acts forward-looking! It´s their special element. A quick decision situation makes them feel horrible due to the sudden pressure. They belong to those people who are slow talking to strangers so they avoid it or watch the fast ones being first.
To avoid conflict in decision situations, try to find out with “whom” you are dealing! Which decider-type is standing in front of you?
….find out more in my upcoming blog-posts, stay tuned!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –