- Subject index
Training Instruments in HRD and OD is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek’s rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students and trainers. It contains a repertoire of psychological tests, questionnaires, self-evaluation tests, projective techniques and other instruments that have been used by organisations in different countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland, Canada and USA. The experience from diverse users have widened the scope and application of these instruments with minor adaptations for different cultural settings. The book is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek's rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students, and trainers. This enhanced fourth edition includes: • A range of instruments for building team effectiveness in organisations. • Added information on ‘reliability and validity’ in several instruments. Celebrating its vast readership for over two decades, the book caters to Indian HRD professionals, trainers, consultants and researchers.
Chapter 48: Decision-making: Decision Styles Inventory (DSI)*
Decision-making: Decision Styles Inventory (DSI)*
48.1 The Instrument and its Administration
Decision Styles Inventory (DSI) was developed to measure four styles. Thirteen items for each style are contained in it, and it is self-administered. Respondents rate all items on a 5-point scale—never to always. A separate answer sheet (appended) is used to facilitate scoring of the inventory.
48.2 Conceptual Framework
Decision-making is considered as one of the central variable in modern organisational theory. Larson (1962) believed that the key to understanding the decision process lies in understanding the problem which has created the need for a decision. He believed that failure to define and to understand the decision problem adequately is what causes the greatest difficulty in decision-making. According to Larson, there are ...