Perspectives on Behavior Science

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 213–221 | Cite as

Key Lessons from the Teaching-Family Model for Organizational Behavior Management: A Commentary on Fixsen and Blasé

  • Nicole E. GravinaEmail author
  • Allison King


Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) has widely demonstrated its utility for improving performance in organizations. Yet, OBM researchers and practitioners have called for developing more comprehensive and systemic approaches for creating long-term improvements and improving marketability. A successful program in ABA, called the Teaching-Family Model, may provide useful ideas for OBM. Lessons from the development of the Teaching-Family Model suggest that OBM may benefit from further research on the components of OBM programs to clarify those that are essential, identifying strategies to engage and coach leaders and sustain the program, and creating a supportive system to establish and maintain high fidelity use of the programs as they are scaled and disseminated. Ideas for next steps and future research are discussed.


Organizational behavior management OBM teaching-family model dissemination BBS Consultant Workshop Model 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.ABA Technologies and Florida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA

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