A sweet, short read, with a good lesson: Often, we get caught up in menial, tedious tasks that are thrust upon us by others, and that aren’t contributing to what we ultimately want to do, and those things usurp our energy and impede our ability to get where we want to be.
The purpose of this article is to answer the question – How does one do an OBM project? Learn about the 5 P’s – Purpose, Polices, Procedures, Preparing, and Positive Reinforcement.
In the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA), practitioners are taught the seven dimensions written by Baer, Wolf and Risley (1968). These pioneers of the field provided the fundamental elements of application of the science of human behavior, guiding our practice and research. We want to engage the OBM practitioners and researchers of the world to see the link between these classic dimensions and our practice, and make more of an effort to write about the connection between OBM and our theoretical foundations in Behavior Analysis.
In this article, Manny maps out Google’s eight behaviors of high performing manager, and how they relate to common OBM practices.
When looking at the BACB fifth edition task list, what would be different in training a clinical ABA professional versus an OBMer? In short, the main difference is the subject matter of leadership and management of other professionals, plus a dose of specialized experience in looking at systems, processes, and macro contingencies.