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Decision Styles

The average adult will make up to 35,000 decisions during their waking hours, each and every day. - Dr. Joel Hoomans

Decision Styles consists of a questionnaire and card sort exercise designed to identify the 10 factors of decision making, problem solving and judgement of an individual.

The BeTalent Decision Styles Suite of Tools

  • Are quick to complete, with easy access via mobile, app or desktop
  • Have two digital delivery mechanisms: questionnaire and card sort
  • Raise personal awareness about a preferred way of making decisions or solving problems
  • Increase awareness of primary and secondary decision styles
  • Encourage individuals to consider how they and others make decisions and solve problems
  • Produce two reports for the user and assessor/coach
  • Use simple language and provide clear development suggestions for the candidate and probe questions for the assessor/coach
Details of our reliability and validity statistics can be found in our technical manual. If you are interested in receiving a copy, please contact


Decision Styles is by far my favourite. I have found it to be extremely valid, and clearly describes each of the different styles of decision making. I believe that this is the right tool for the assessment of our future leaders. It works well in combination with the Strengths Questionnaire and Values Fit and is great for board development. - Craig Smith, Head of Learning & Talent, Babcock International

Thank you to Amanda and the team at Zircon BeTalent for creating such an insightful Decision Styles workshop. The Decision Styles tool has enabled us to get to grips with why members of the team may disagree when making decisions. This has been a game changer for us in the business and we are now able to view this diversity of opinions in a more positive light, resulting in a team that feels far more cohesive. - Louise Kiwanuka, Founder, Event Shaper