StyleView Report

Prepared for Sample Person

Decision Dynamics

Assessment Systems

Contents of Your Report

This report is based on the StyleView Assessment of your decision-making styles. Decision-making styles are habits of thinking that we all form through experience.

In the following sections of your report you will find:

  • An overview of five different styles of decision making.
  • A graphic report on your interpersonal, "role style" profile. This deals mainly with the image you want to project when interacting with other people. Your role styles influence how well you fit with the interpersonal aspects of a particular career or occupation.
  • A graphic report on your natural, "operating style" profile. Your operating styles reflect how you behave most naturally when you are just going about things as you normally do, without giving much thought to the image you are projecting. Your operating styles affect how well you fit with the task environment of a career or occupation - especially with decisions and information processing.
  • A graphic report comparing your interpersonal (role) and natural (operating) styles. This report examines how other people's first and second impressions of you may differ or be the same, depending on your primary role and operating styles.

Decision Styles Basics

The StyleView model describes four fundamentally different styles of decision-making.

Decision styles are habits of thinking. They differ in terms of their emphases on:

  • Information Use: Action vs. Analysis
  • Focus: Single focus (focus on one solution) vs. Multiple focus (focus on many solutions)

People differ greatly in the styles they use when making decisions, communicating, and sharing information with others.

The "Bottom-Line" for Career Choice:

Because occupations can differ from one another in the demands they place on people for analysis, action, adaptability and steadiness, your use of different styles is an important factor in determining your fit with particular occupations and professions.

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Your Role Style Profile

A Graphic Look at Your Role Style Profile

Your role styles affect the way you deal with people when you wish to create your best impression.

Bar heights in the graph indicate the relative amount of time you use each of the styles.

StyleView Role Style
Your primary role style is Decisive Your secondary role style is Hierarchic
As a role style, this is a quick and practical style. As a role style, this is a thoughtful and logical style.

Overview of Your Role Style

According to your assessment results, when you are in role style (usually situations where you are conscious of your role or position in relation to other people) you are likely to project a pragmatic, no nonsense image. You are likely to place high importance on efficiency, practicality, and consistency. Both, your Decisive primary role style and your Hierarchic secondary style put a lot of importance on doing the right thing and on doing exactly what you say you will. Consequently, you are likely to be seen as having strong opinions and points of view. If you are in a position of authority, you are likely to be seen as quite directive whereas, as a subordinate, you are likely to be seen as obedient and reliable. Rules, procedures, and protocol are things that you feel should be taken seriously. Compared to people whose profiles include other styles such as Flexible or Integrative, you are likely to be seen as fairly serious, stable, and consistent. Honest, candid, direct and blunt are descriptors that people often apply to your role style combination. People with your role styles also are often seen as quite tough and concerned about maintaining control. Inasmuch as your primary role style is Decisive, we expect that this is the role style that you use most often. Next most frequently, we expect that you will use your secondary role style, Hierarchic. The difference between these styles revolves around use of information and analysis. The Decisive style is more action-oriented and less analytic than the Hierarchic style. When you shift from Decisive to Hierarchic role style, the main change in your behavior is that you are likely to seem more thoughtful, analytic, and methodical and less inclined to push for quick decisions. However, you still are likely to be seen as having strong, or even stronger, opinions and viewpoints. You are most likely to be in your Hierarchic secondary style when you find yourself in interpersonal situations where you feel only moderate pressure (neither too high nor too low). As pressure decreases, or increases from moderate you most likely shift quite swiftly back to your more usual, action-oriented, Decisive style.

Ideal Occupations (Fit with the People)

Your success in your career will depend in part on how effectively you handle the interpersonal side of your work, the styles of other people in your occupation and on the kinds of interactions you are likely to have on the job. Based on your primary role style, Decisive, you are likely to be most successful in fields thatrequire being very consistent, practical and clear - particularly when dealing with other people, such as in corporate accounting and finance, real estate, and manufacturing.

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Your Operating Style Profile

A Graphic Look at Your Operating Style Profile

Your operating styles affect the way you handle tasks and decisions when working alone or with people with whom you are quite familiar.

Bar heights in the graph indicate the relative amount of time you use each of the styles.

StyleView Operating Style
Your primary operating style is Decisive Your secondary operating style is Hierarchic
As an operating style, this is an action-oriented, and focused style. As an operating style, this is an analytic and focused style.

Overview of Your Operating Styles

According to your assessment your primary operating style is Decisive, with a Hierarchic secondary style. This is a very focused style combination that emphasizes clarity, practicality, and quality. With this combination, the likelihood is that in situations when you are just going about things, naturally, as a matter of habit, you focus quite quickly on a clearly workable solution or course of action. Once you have reached a decision you are unlikely to change your mind unless a clearly superior or more practical option is presented to you. The more people come to know you, the more they are likely to see that a genuine commitment to quality and doing the right thing underlies most of your thinking. This is where your Hierarchic secondary style comes into play. When you are feeling less time pressure, your inclination is likely to be to think things through clearly and systematically in order to find the best solution or decision for a situation. Consistency and logic are likely to be important to you, and there will be times when you will take a very strong stand in favor of excellence over expediency. People who feel comfortable with you are likely to appreciate your clarity, efficency, and consistency. On the other hand, people who do not feel comfortable with you are likely to complain that your are too hasty, rigid, and unwilling to bend. With your style combination, you are likely to be at your best in situations that call for quick decisions, tenacity, focus and clarity. Bear in mind, however, that not all situations fit this description. You should be on the lookout for situations that require styles other than Decisive and Hierarchic and be ready to adapt or to consider a wider range of alternatives than you are usually inclined to do.

Ideal Occupations (Fit with Tasks and Decisions)

Your operating decision styles influence how well you fit with the tasks, information processing, and decision-making in a particular occupational field. Taking into account your primary operating style, Decisive, we estimate that you are most likely to perform at your best in occupations where the work requires lots of action, quick thinking and tenacious follow-through to achieve clearly defined objectives. Examples of several occupations like these include investment management, executive search, and sales.

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StyleView Comparison

Comparing your role style profile and your operating style profile

Your role and operating styles influence how people see you when they first meet you, or when they only see you in relatively formal circumstances, (role style) vs. how people see you when they get to know you well (operating style).

As you know, first impressions may not be accurate impressions. That is, people often seem quite different after you get to know them from how you viewed them when you first met them.

Based on our analysis of your profile, we expect that other people's first impression of you will be basically the same as their impression of you after they come to know you well.

Our reasoning is as follows:

Your primary role style is: Your primary operating style is:
Decisive Decisive
How you impress others
First impression of you
When people first meet you they are likely to see you as action-oriented, firm and practical - steady, reliable and committed to getting things done efficiently.
After people get to know you
People who really get to know you well will come to see that you actually are quite action-oriented, efficiency-minded, and also inclined to follow-through tenaciously in putting clear-cut plans into action quickly.
Main difference
You are likely to strike people as unusually consistent in how you behave in public and private and as free of any effort to appear differently than the way you actually are.