I have had the opportunity to work for many different jobs and many different managers. They have different tactics and approaches for getting things done. I think the kid of company that a manager is in charge of plays a huge role in their decision making styles. When there is more creativity within the work place, like working at a day care, my manager took more time at getting inputs from the employees. We never had deadlines to follow, so therefore we could take our time at coming up with and brainstorming different activities to do with the children. This manager didn't necessarily delegate tasks, we all worked together and she foresaw everything. The manager I had while working in the food industry had a much different agenda. He wanted to make money. He delegated power to assistant managers and always wanted things done his way. He was not very good at communicating, so more often than not, you were getting yelled at for not doing things his way. In my future at being a director of activities, I will have to work hard to facilitate and delegate and always come up with alternatives and communicate on these alternatives. Problems will arise on a daily basis so it is important that I follow all the steps on the decision style continuum.
managerial decision making
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