What is and isn't working in your organisation? And do you really want to know?
For example, do your managers really manage people, or are they merely administrators? Would you be willing to change their behaviour, and yours, if it improved organisational outcomes?
My approach emphasises an analysis of factors in the workplace that hamper performance. It is a well kept secret that Psychologists are basically problem solvers. Good psychologists are trained to analyse problems and to find solutions based on the way people, and groups, think, learn and act. I draw on a vast experience of applying psychological formulations in real world situations to the analysis of systems and interactions in the workplace. And offering potential solutions.
In practice this can be as simple as getting people to turn off the lights at night, or as complex as devising a more efficient management structure.
A rang of change strategies form improving adherence to new procedures, increasing effective health and safety procedures or dealing with organisational change are all facilitated by effective behavioural techniques. Basically Behaviour Management involves the application of simple scientific methods to increase efficiency in organisations. A slightly more technical description is included below.
OBM, as it is usually defined, is based on a single well validated, widely applied theory of human behaviour, Behaviour Analysis. Historically this field of psychology has generally emphasised the identification and modification of environmental variables that impact on employee behaviour and performance.
Organisational Behaviour Management (OBM) is in essence a sub-discipline of Applied Behaviour Analysis. That is, the application of the science of Behaviour Analysis to organisations. Behaviour analysis is the starting point for, or bedrock of the main stream evidence-based therapies (such as CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), and of effective strategies for behaviour change in improving performance in sports, in business, and in daily life. The science of Behaviour Analysis has very clear goals. These are the prediction and control, or influence, of behaviour, with the emphasis on influencing, or changing behaviour.
With my experience in Clinical Psychology, the study of cognitions and emotions, and the modern extensions of the evidence based therapies I can bring a well rounded approach to organisational change.
OBM is different from the field of Industrial– Organisational Psychology. Both deal with the behaviour of people in the workplace. However, Industrial– Organisational Psychology is based on theory and tends to focus on issues such as personnel selection and placement.