Participative Model of Decision Making

ParticipativeModel of Decision Making


Participativemodel of decision-making

Thisbehavioral model of decision-making allows every team member to beinvolved in decision-making process. According to Carmelli,Sheaffer &amp Halevi (2009), everycrew chief should understand group considerations in decision-making.I find this model appropriate for me as a leader since it will helpin coming up with decisions which every team member ha agreed andhence we would work as a team in effectively implementing thedecisions. This model of decision-making has various advantages suchas greater experience and expertise, more information, highersatisfaction and greater commitment towards implementing the decisionby all group members. However, Asmub&amp Svennevig (2009)argue that, this model has several disadvantages such as decisionstake more time to be reached upon since the group members have toargue until they agree. In participative decision-making, personalgoals may overrule the team’s goal hence failure by the team tomeet their targets. Another disadvantage is that social pressure maymake the leader conform to some decisions, which might be distractiveto the team’s objectives and goals.

Thereare various decision-making scenarios where participativedecision-making model is of great help. For instance, let us considera decision-making situation such as coming up with new ways to rewardemployees. In bring on board the all the team players, they will beable to speak out their views on the best ways that they can feelappreciated when they have achieved their targets. By brainstormingthe group member, the group leader will be able to know the preferredmeans of rewarding the group members and hence the members will feelappreciated, valued and hence remain committed and motivated towardsachieving the organizational goal.

Fromthe quiz, my total score is 57 marks. The results indicate that mydecision-making is ok. However, I need to improve my decision-makingprocess and become more proactive. It is clear that from the resultsinterpretation, my greatest weakness in decision-making is notconcentrating on discovering many risks and consequences involved intaking various decisions. This means that I can significantly improvemy decision-making skills by allowing myself to focus on uncoveringall the possible risks of every decision that I make. Through this,way, I will stop getting shocked by some outcomes of the decisions Imake sine I will have discovered such results and come up withstrategies for controlling them not to get on hand.

Tobetter my decision-making process, I need to improve on my analysisof the decisions I plan to take and gauge whether it is worth takingor not. By enhancing my analysis, I will make decisions, which willbe long term, and which I will remain determined to achieve, in thelong run. It is also imperative I use a well-defined process tostructure my decisions. This will enable me consider all that isrequired in implementing the decision made and how to handle thenegative outcomes that might result from the decision made. Toenhance my decision-making process, I need to determine the realissue before stating the decision-making process. This is becausethere are times that, I have made decisions which have not helped insolving the issue at hand. By determining the real question, I willbe able to come up with a decision-making process, which will notonly address the issue effectively but will also eliminate thereoccurrence of such an issue for the future.


Asmub,B.,&amp Svennevig, J. (2009). Meeting talk.&nbspJournalof Business Communication, 46,3–22.

Carmelli,A., Sheaffer, Z., &amp Halevi, M. Y. (2009). Does Participatorydecision-making in top management teams enhance decisioneffectiveness and firm performance?&nbspPersonnel Review, 38,696–714.