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ERIC Number: EJ862112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0160-8061
Strengthening the Focus on Business Results: The Need for Systems Approaches in Organizational Behavior Management
Hyten, Cloyd
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, v29 n2 p87-107 2009
Current Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) research and practice may be characterized as either behavior focused or results focused. These two approaches stem from different origins and have different characteristics. The behavior-focused approach stems from applied behavior analysis (ABA) methods and emphasizes direct observation of and intervention on target behaviors of employees. In contrast, the behavioral systems approach encourages a shift from focusing on behavior exclusively toward focusing more on business results. A systems-oriented, results-focused approach toward Organizational Behavior Management is suggested as a means of making the field more relevant to the concerns of the business world. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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