THINK: This cluster describes the way people address and investigate topics, issues in general situations and how they reach decisions. The four possible types are Analyst, Pragmatist, Impulsive and Passive.
The typical Analyst has a strong focus on the thorough analysis of tasks, responsibilities and/or challenges before any decision and a solid a careful preparation of actions. Analysts always intend to act correctly. This is based on their rational analysis and a meticulous consideration of the risks and consequences involved, prior to taking decisions.
They work thoroughly and are prone to analyse things to the smallest detail. This leads to informed decisions, but also requires time. In new or unknown situations this can cause delays with timely decisions and actions.
Central to the Pragmatist is a hands-on and action oriented approach of tasks, responsibilities and challenges or problems. Pragmatists in general will judge situations in an efficient and focused manner. They are less concerned with a detailed analysis and in general put more focus on the timely resolving of situations.
As a result decisions are mainly taken on the basis of a focused cost/benefit analysis of possible solutions and actions. This behavior can lead to a strong focus on the short term and dealing with situations when and if they occur.
This type demonstrates a preference to act intuitively and reacts spontaneously the circumstances. In general emotional/impulsive deciders need a lot of variation and prefer to be creatively engaged.
Most of the time they prefer to respond quickly and intuitively to given situations. Their actions can often be considered impulsive. Decisions are more often made without a thorough analysis and/or preparation of actions. They will benefit from clear procedures and monitoring, this to safeguard the effectiveness of their actions.
Passive deciders are in general focused on the correct execution of tasks. They strive to achieve this by respecting guidelines, processes and procedures in a strict manner. They like predictability and certainty. Therefore they may experience difficulties with independent decision making.
Rather than analyse and judge things on their own, they conisder rules and procedures an important guidance and structure to support in deciding. The absence thereof often leads to a waiting attitude.