As a foundation for Decision Dynamics products and services we use especially two models based on more than 35 years of research and practical use in organizations
The Strategic Career Model
Definitions of career success differ dramatically from one person to another. Despite this fact, people often assume that we all have the same idea or image in mind when we talk about successful or desirable careers. The model provides a framework for recognizing some basic differences in the structure and content of careers made up of four identifiable ways people think about careers; expert, linear, spiral and transitory. The framework also includes a structure for evaluating organizational cultures in the same terminology. The assessments include the Career Concept, Competence360 and Career Culture.
If you want an introduction to the Career Model, click here - you will hear Dr. Kenneth Brousseau, one of the founders of the model talk about the varieties of career experience. For a brief overview of the Career Model, please click here.
For a brief overview of how to use the Strategic Career Model to enhance your Motivational Capital™, please click here.
The Decision Style Model
The model has two basic parts. One part deals with the amount of information a person typically uses in problem solving and decision making. The other part deals with focus - whether a person typically zooms in one course of action, or generates a variety of alternatives and options. The model details decision making strategies made up of five readily identifiable styles: decisive, flexible, hierarchic, integrative and systemic. These styles also influence the way people communicate and interact with other people. The model further details in what situations different styles fit. The assessments include the Decision Style and Job Profile instruments.
The Decision Style Model is presented in the book: The Dynamic Decision Maker
For a brief overview of the Decision Style Model, please click here.
Other Models and Assessments
Our overall suite of products and services also includes other assessments of human behavior, such as cognitive motives, achievement motives, emotional styles and competencies. Please contact Decision Dynamics for further information.