Organizational Behavior Modification: Definition & Example


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_____ is the process of using various responses in the form of rewards and punishment to modify employee behavior.

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1. Telling employees who improve their behavior that they no longer have to work required overtime is an example of what behavior modification approach?

2. Praising a staff member who is always on time or never misses a sales quota is an example of which reinforcer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo was put together to aid in checking your knowledge of organizational behavior modification. Different types of reinforcement are addressed on the multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By looking at these educational materials, you can assess your understanding of the following:

  • Suspending a staff member who is late to work
  • Praising a staff member who is always on time
  • Reinforcer in which an employee loses a bonus due to habitual lateness or missed sales quotas

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pick out the most important details from the business lesson on organizational behavior modification
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about different forms of behavior modification
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of positive and negative reinforcement

Additional Learning

Learning new material about this type of modification is easy thanks to the lesson Organizational Behavior Modification: Definition & Example. Use this lesson to look at more details, including:

  • Meaning of OB MOD
  • The process of extinction
  • Types of reinforcement