Decision Making Styles and Biases

Decision-making plays a vital role in an organization since it facilitates the process of planning and unifying different departments; thereby, enhancing interaction between them. However, while different individuals in an institution rely on various approaches to settle on particular decisions, the uniqueness in making these decisions leads to a rise in the biases. A highlight of this is provided in a scenario where the department heads have to rate employee performance. In such a case, their actions may be guided by the recency error prompting them to rate employees well or poorly on the basis of their immediate performance.

There are various prominent decision-making styles being applied today. The most notable of these are directive, analytical, behavioral and conceptual (BavolíŠr, 2015; Etzioni, 2014). Under directive style, the manager uses their own knowledge without having to seek for more information before making the decision. This is different from analytical decision-mak...