Today I write about the third style of conduct, the Social Acting, who helps you indirectly improving your decision making ability. I will explain in detail how you can benefit from this style if it´s not your natural style of conduct.
- SOCIAL ACTION
Leader acts and thinks integrating, in need of harmony, emotional, sociable, communicative, understanding and prefers to join a team.
Let´s get into detail of how the single features connect to our decision making:
1. Integration is describing a commonality of values and means “including a new group into an existing group” of people. It´s the opposite of separation. This ability may help a decider to integrate another alternative, an alternative which is further off reaching the goal or possibility than the other alternatives. “Further off” not because it takes more time to reach it and raises the costs, no – further off that the chance to take it is going to happen at all. An alternative that is more impossible than the other available alternatives. But it´s worth to integrate it in the decision process.
2. Integration can also mean that you are better by taking the new change by integrating the following consequences to your life (plan) than other people. You might do it faster! You prefer to integrate.
IN NEED OF HARMONY
The coalition of opposition (opposed) will help a little to deal with new solutions. It might be difficult for you when the opposed is against your inner values but helps the company or project you´re involved with.
Emotion is a movement of the mind! This affect is a SPECIAL QUALITY of how you FEEL.
We can´t measure or quickly analyze our emotion but we can be sure that the subconscious mind is the trigger for such action. The trigger is connected to our past experiences and what we´ve learned in life, including legacies from our forefathers/ancestors. It´s part of our own truth and mostly not relevant for others.
Listen to it when you make decisions for yourself! Be careful w/ your emotion when you´re included to a decision process at work. This might mean a personal conflict (only).
This feature might help discussing single parts of a decision process while others stay quiet and avoid saying something.
This leader is exchanging information on a basis of knowledge, awareness and experience. A communicative leader uses special methods when communicating the decision information, the potential alternatives and the decision result. Communicating professionally within a decision process with the available methods helps getting clarity about everything. It makes things easier!
A leader who acts understanding is gifted or experienced with empathy! This is the ability to see and understand thoughts, emotions, motives/reason and personal characteristics of other people.
THIS feature is priceless when it comes to a decision process which will involve other people! Understanding leaders own the basis for explaining well, for calming down, for giving insights into the content or details and to ask the right questions when people become insecure.
It´s one of the most valuable features for decision making!
PREFERS TO JOIN A TEAM
People and leaders who like to be with a team know that it´s beneficial to share the work among the involved or invited and to openly discuss topics. It shortens the time of any process and includes others right from the start. These people need to be able to organize well! It´s a huge plus factor when it comes to decision processes. It means working effectively!
You almost can be sure that the decision result will be effective as well….. but that´s no guarantee!
Sounds like the social acting leader seems to be pretty good at making decisions!
But any theory needs to become an exercise through practicing and this is where you find out how much of being a social acting person is truly helpful for your individual decision making process!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –