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Musings of Dedicated Behavior Analysts in Organizational Behavior Management

Are You Ready for Performance Scorecards? Avoid These Traps!

Performance scorecards can be a fantastic way to deliver feedback and allocate reinforcement using objective data on behavior and performance outputs. In this blog, I'm going to highlight five of the (MANY) common issues that I have seen in companies that are opting to develop scorecard systems, and how you can prevent your organization from falling into these same "traps".

An OBM Perspective of the 7 Dimensions of ABA

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.

Leave My Barista Alone: The Realities of Establishing a Pay-for-Performance System

A recent Forbes article declares, “Starbucks should pay its baristas not by the hour, but by the number of drinks served to customers.” A look into the science of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) would serve Starbucks wisely, and to leave the baristas pay alone until they get the ingredients of a Pay for Performance system planned right.

An OBM Perspective On The Task List

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.

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