Chief Motivating Officers Blog
In the 1920s, the "Mother of Modern Management" Mary Parker Follett wrote about the importance of managerial skills and scientific management strategies in organizations. How can OBM practitioners fill the voids she described in her 1927 publication, Management as a Profession?
In this newsletter article for the OBM Network, the authors replicated a survey study conducted by Fredericksen and Lovett in 1980 on the state of the field of Organizational Behavior Management, 37 years later. In addition to demographic data, the authors noted changes in perceived definitions, outcomes, purpose, leaders in the field, and applications of this science between 1980 and 2017, and concluded that OBM is ready for an "upgrade" to enhance our reach and effectiveness.