Organizational Behavior Management

Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) is the result of applying the psychological principles of Applied behavior analysis and the Experimental analysis of behavior to organizations to promote worker safety and other benefits.

The areas of application may include systems analysis, management, training, and performance improvement.

Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM)

The field of OBM publishes a quarterly journal. This journal was ranked the third most influential of its kind in a 2003study. [cite web |url=http://www.obmnetwork.com/resources/articles/main/Hantula_Bronze/ |title=JOBM Takes the Bronze! |publisher=obmnetwork.com]

Scientific Management

OBM might be seen as one of the distant branchs of Scientific Management, originally inspired by Taylor [For example, Taylor's Principles of Scientific Management is listed on the OBM Network recommended books page [http://www.obmnetwork.com/resources/articles/recbooks.htm] ] . The principle difference between scientific management and OBM might be on the conceptual underpinnings: OBM is based on B.F. Skinner's science of human behavior. [cite journal |last=Bucklin, B. R., Alvero, A. M, Dickinson, A. M., Austin, J., & Jackson, A. K. |year=2000 |title=Industrial-organizational psychology and organizational behavior management: An objective comparison |journal=Journal of Organizational Behavior Management |volume=20 |number=2 |pages=27–75]

References

External links

* [http://www.behavior.org/performanceMgmt/ Organizational Behavior Management section of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies]
* [http://dickmalott.com/behaviorism/OBM/conceptual/ Conceptual Behavior Analysis in OBM by Richard W. Malott ]
* [http://dick-malott.com/behaviorism/OBM/ OBM references]
* [http://www.aliciapatterson.org/APF001975/McCrea/McCrea06/McCrea06.html No More Thankless Jobs: Behavior Techniques in Business, November 5, 1975 by Ron McCrea]
* [http://www.obmnetwork.com/resources/JOBM/ Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM)]


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