Applied Behavior Science in Organizations provides a compelling overview of the history of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) and the opportunity it presents for designing and managing positive work environments that can in turn have a positive impact on society.
The book brings together leading experts from industry and research settings to provide an overview of the historical approaches in Organizational Behavior Management. It begins with an introduction to recognized practices in OBM and the applications of fundamental principles of behavior analysis to a variety of performance problems in organizational settings. The book then highlights how organizational practices and consumers’ behavior combine in a complex confluence to meet an organization’s goals and satisfy consumer appetites, whilst often unintentionally affecting the wellbeing of organizational members. It argues that the science of behavior has a responsibility to contribute to the safety, health and wellbeing of organizational members, consumers of organizational products, and beyond. Finally, the book recognizes the essential role of organizations in initiating, shaping, and sustaining the development of more nurturing and reinforcing work environments, through discussion of the need for innovation while adapting and responding to growing social upheaval, technological advances, and environmental concerns, alongside crises in the global economy, health, education, and environment.
Showcasing emerging work by internationally recognized scholars on the application of behavior science in organizations, the book will be an essential read for all students and professionals of Organizational Behavior Management, as well as those interested in using organizational applications to create new models of management.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Applied Behavior Science in Organizations
Ramona A. Houmanfar, Mitch Fryling & Mark P. Alavosius
Ch. 1 Performance Management in Organizations
David Wilder, Daniel Cymbal, and Nicole Gravina
Ch. 2 Behavior Based Safety as a Replicable Technology
Mark P. Alavosius & Kenneth Burleigh
Ch. 3 The Foundations of Behavior-Based Instructional Design within Business
Ch. 4 From Fluency Based Instruction to Accomplishment Based Performance Improvement
Ch. 5 Behavioral Systems Analysis in Organizations
Heather M. McGee and Brian J. Crowley-Koch
Ch. 6 Paradox of Organizational Change: A Selectionist Approach to Improving Complex Systems
Maria E. Malott
Ch. 7 Consumer Behavior Analysis Meets the Marketing Firm
Gordon R. Foxall
Ch. 8 Acceptance and Commitment Training: Improving Performance in Organizations with Applied
Daniel J. Moran, Sonja Batten, Madison A. Gamble, and Paul Atkins
Ch. 9 Prosocial: Using an Evolutionary Approach to Modify Cooperation in Small Groups
Steven C. Hayes, Paul Atkins, and David Sloan Wilson
Ch. 10 The Nurture Consilience: A Framework for Intentional Cultural Evolution
Anthony Biglan and Magnus Johansson
Ch. 11 Organization and Leadership in Resistance Movements: Constructing Justice
Mark A. Mattaini and Kathryn M. Roose
Ch. 12 Interbehavioral Psychology and Organizational Behavior Management
Mitch Fryling, Linda Hayes, and William Fleming
Ch. 13 High-Reliability Organizations: A Technical Context to Coordinate Behaviors
Mark P. Alavosius & Ramona A. Houmanfar
Ch. 14 Value Based Governance in Organizations and Beyond
Ramona A. Houmanfar & Alison Szarko
Ramona A. Houmanfar is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.
Mitch Fryling is Interim Associate Dean in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles, USA.
Mark P. Alavosius is President of Praxis² LLC and Graduate Faculty of Psychology in the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.