International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Impact of Decision Making Styles on Organizational Learning: An Empirical Study on the Public Manufacturing Companies in Jordan
Ata Elayyan M. Al Shra'a

The main aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of decision making styles on the organisational learning in the Jordanian manufacturing companies. The total of 152 questionnaires was distributed throughout 76 companies. Each company received two copies of questionnaire for its general manager and executive manager. Usable responses of 119 were received and analysed. The researcher conducted 7 semi-interviews to interpret and validate the survey results.
The main findings indicted that the organisational learning is improved through:
- The flexible and integrative DM styles facilitate horizontal and/or vertical forms of interaction among leaders in organisations through decision making processes.
- Decision making is a tool for training of future leaders. Accordingly, the leaders' mentality reflects the strategic approach of survive and growth.
The study also explained that the decisive and hierarchic DM styles positively affect the organisational learning.

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