Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Panel #413
CE Offered: BACB
Designing Purpose-Driven Organizations With 21st Century Technologies: How We Can Live More Connected Lives
Monday, May 28, 2018
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom E
Area: OBM/VRB; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Todd A. Ward, Ph.D.
Chair: Angela Joyce Cathey (ENSO Group, LLC; bSci21 Media, LLC)
TODD A. WARD (bSci21 Media, LLC; ENSO Group, LLC)

Skinner's famous article, titled 'What's Wrong with the Western World?', warned of the dangers of distancing employees from the naturalistic outcomes of their performance. Additionally, many modern work environments increasingly crossover into home life and impact our lives more so than ever before. Given the latter developments, we discuss ways to take a more mindful and purposeful approach to organizational design that leverages 21st century technology to better connect people and organizations to the impact of their behavior on larger society. In doing so, we draw on our own consulting experiences and use of supportive contextualized assessment and intervention (e.g., Ecological Momentary Assessment, Natural Language Processing, Ecological Momentary Intervention) to alter the functions of deleterious rules impeding the performance of employees, leaders, and the organization itself.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Intermediate Behavior Analysts, Graduate Students, Professionals

Learning Objectives: Optional for BACB
Keyword(s): ACT, Culture, FAP, Technology



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