First, tick the items which best describe your needs, concerns, goals or challenges:
I want to develop greater responsibility in others but they don't seem ready for it
I avoid or get anxious about making important decisions
Others avoid or get anxious about making important decisions
I don't always trust others to make the right decision
I get criticised for making decisions or for the ways I make them
I'd like people to take greater responsibility and stop running to me to check on their intended decisions
I'm uncertain which issues call for my unilateral action and which I should consult others about
People expect me to make more decisions than I'm comfortable making
Too often, my decisions are called into question by people with greater authority than I have
My manager doesn't trust my decision-making
My manager tells me to make decisions but manages to indicate what those decisions should be
At meetings, we have difficulty coming to agreement in the time available
At meetings, we keep resorting to "let's take a vote" which ends up frustrating or annoying the minority
We are "consulted" but suspect that the important decisions have already been made
We consult and dither too much. I wish someone would just decide and get on with it.
I am not clear about how decisions are made around here.
I am unsure of the best decision-making processes to use in my role.
We claim to use consensus decision-making but in reality it's "work out what the leader wants or has already decided" then acquiesce or keep quiet
Some people tend to dominate decision-making processes even though it's not their role.
I am given too little involvement in decision-making over matters that affect me
Some people are reluctant to participate in decision-making over matters that affect them.
We get bullied into making decisions that powerful people want.
Often our decisions are not followed through: suddenly, nothing happens.
Sometimes a particular decision is clearly made but people behave as though a different one was decided
Our decision-making sets out to please everybody and ends up satisfying no-one
People make decisions that are not theirs to make
Decisions I make about my own work are over-ruled, unfairly or without notice.
Some people seem afraid to make decisions.
People make unsafe assumptions that their decisions have others' support.
It's too hard to work out where the boss is coming from: s/he applies inconsistent decision-making styles.
Our attempts at decision-making often become battlegrounds for conflict.
I find it difficult to influence decisions.
We keep re-litigating earlier decisions.
Other needs, concerns, goals, challenges or interests:
Next, complete these statements, where possible, to record some of your strengths:
I tend to have least difficulty with decision-making under these circumstances:
Things I am confident about in this area of my life, include:
Despite unclarity about some things to do with decision-making, I am clear about:
Any further comments you would like to make: