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.
Overwhelmed with the constant bombardment of information on a daily basis? A multidisciplinary view of this phenomenon is analyzed, with some potential action steps for you to take to win the battle against information overload.
If you’re interested in beginning a career in OBM, this presentation is a good place to start. I discuss the applications and industries in which OBM is currently being used, and then move on to the concrete action steps upcoming OBMers can take, like trainings in OBM, a bunch of great readings, advice on finding mentors, and more.
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.
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.