🧠 Mapped by Meister: Vroom-Yetton Decision Model
Did you know your amazing mind makes 35,000 decisions a day? Impressive, right? Of course, not all of these decisions have big consequences... your business probably won't suffer because you chose to drink your coffee without milk this morning. However, depending on your role, you might also be making bigger, more important, and more risky decisions on a daily basis.
Cue the Vroom-Yetton Decision Model. This model poses critical questions to help team leads decide how to decide. It is based on the theory that there are five decision-making styles, which are affected by three main factors: quality, collaboration and time. Interested in learning how to make important decisions the right way? Read on!
How is the Vroom-Yetton Decision Model Structured?
This map is structured as a flow chart with different steps, each step asks a question. Let's look again at the three factors the questions are based on:
To help you consider these wider issues, the Vroom-Yetton Decision Model is composed of the following 7 questions:
- Is the quality of the decision important?
- Is team commitment to the decision important?
- Do you have enough information to make the decision on your own?
- Is the problem well structured?
- If you were to make the decision yourself, would the team support it?
- Does the team share organizational goals?
- Is it likely that the decision will cause conflict among team members?
How to Use Kerstin's Vroom-Yetton Decision Model
The model follows a logical structure from top to bottom. As you answer each question, you move further down. Eventually, you will arrive at your answer.
Your answer will be in the form of a code: A1, A2, C1, C2, G2. These codes indicate the decision-making style you should employ. As you can see below, Kerstin has included a description of each style in the map. She has also color-coded the results to make it easier to cross-reference them with what they actually mean.
What Do You Think?
I'd love to hear what you think of this decision-making model. Please let me know in the comments below. If you're interested in better decision-making practices, you should also check out this article:
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