Survey of Literature Pertaining to Decision Making Styles and Individual Factors

Étude de la Littérature Concernant les Styles de Prise de Décision et les Facteurs Individuels


  1. Martin, L.B.
  2. Bandali, F.
  3. Lamoureux, T.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
The Joint Command Decision Support for the 21st Century Technology Demonstration (JCDS 21 TD) project investigates individual and organizational factors, as well as technology, with respect to decision making. As part of the JCDS 21 TD work plan, it is necessary to gain an understanding of current scientific research on human decision making, individual differences, and the potential to identify consistent individual preference for specific decision making styles. The work completed under this call-up contributes to a sub-project that intends to develop strategies to achieve organizational agility and improve decision performance of the individual, team and organization. Research has indicated that a variety of individual factors affect the way in which people make decisions. In addition, individual strategies can be more or less well-suited to different kinds of task domains. Thus, it is important to develop an understanding of the individual differences in decision making strategies or approaches. This literature survey represents the first stage of the project in which the ultimate goal is the development of a survey tool that can be used to classify the kinds of decision strategies consistently employed by an individual. This report describes the process and findings of a literature survey of current scientific literature relevant to decision making styles or strategies and individual, social and contextual factors that may affect one’s selection or preference for speci

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decision making preferences;individual differences;literature review;Joint Command Decision Support for the 21st Century Technology Demonstration (JC
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2005-281 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2005
Number of Pages
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