Decision Making Styles among Professor in Central University of Bihar - an Empirical Study of Predictors
International Journal of Law and Society
Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2018, Pages: 84-91
Received: Oct. 28, 2017; Accepted: Dec. 13, 2017; Published: Mar. 8, 2018
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Sushil Kumar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India
Neeraj Gautam, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India
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Decision making is one of the most important elements in the functioning of an organisation. Every day we face numerous alternatives and have to make a decision about which one to select. A well-crafted decision can help the organisation move in the right direction and affect people across the organisation to a large extent, thus to be effective, one needs to be aware of their decision making styles so that an attempt can be made to evolve and work on inefficient and ineffective styles to make themselves better equipped to make the decisions that are required. From an organisational point of view, since the success or failure can be vastly impacted by decisions made by the employees it is important that they find out the decision making style and then use it for further developmental purposes or even for finding the right person-job fit. Since a university is an organisation and professors form a core group whose decisions impact not only the success of the institution but also the future of our country as a consequence of the bearing their decisions have on the students who are the future leaders of this nation. In the Indian context, with the youth constituting a major part of the population, the impact of professors is extremely high. Research suggests that while people may have different decision making styles but they have a high predisposition towards one particular style and that is explored in this study. The study delved into the impact of personality types on decision making styles and it revealed that there is a direct and positive relationship between conscientiousness and a rational decision making style, between neuroticism and an avoidant decision making style, openness to experience and an intuitive decision making style. A demographic factor, age and its impact on intuitive decision making style was tested which indicated that no such relationship exists. Finally, the impact of self-esteem on an individual’s decision making style suggests that people with high self-esteem have a predisposition towards a rational decision making style and they are unlikely to have an avoidant decision making style.
Decision Making Style, Intuitive, Predisposition & Right Person-Job Fit
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Sushil Kumar, Neeraj Gautam, Decision Making Styles among Professor in Central University of Bihar - an Empirical Study of Predictors, International Journal of Law and Society. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2018, pp. 84-91. doi: 10.11648/j.ijls.20180102.15
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