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Organizational Behavior Management

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Organizational behavior management (OBM), also known as performance management, involves the systematic application of behavior analysis techniques to improve the functionality of organizations and their members. The principal publication outlet for OBM has been the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM, Haworth Press), which was founded in 1977. The first editor of JOBM was Aubrey C. Daniels, with Larry Miller as managing editor. The professional organization that represents the field of OBM is the OBM Network. The OBM Network is a special-interest group of the Association for Behavior Analysis and was founded in 1982.

Skinner, in 1953, was among the first to suggest applications of behavior analysis to improve organizational productivity. Articles began to appear on the topic during ...

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