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  • Writer's pictureFatima Zaidi

Let's get Nerdy: The Science Behind Motivation Works Educational Consulting

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

Driven by a deep-rooted passion for understanding and shaping human behavior, Motivation Works is on a journey to improve educational organizations using tools found in organizational behavior management (OBM). For years, our team has dedicated themselves to unraveling the intricate threads of behavior, steering educational and organizational cultures toward positive transformation. In this blog, we will 'nerd out' and explore the fascinating and powerful science that helps Motivation Works provide innovative and dignified behavior solutions to companies.

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Empowering Organizations with OBM

Our approach to organizational behavior change is in line with the principles of OBM, which is founded on a single fundamental theory of human behavior. Historically, OBM has placed a strong emphasis on identifying and altering the external factors that directly influence or can be observed in employee performance (as highlighted by Bucklin, Alvero, Dickinson, Austin, & Jackson in 2000). These foundational philosophical principles, that show us behavior is due to environmental circumstances, guide our team in crafting solutions that prioritize dignity and benefit everyone within the educational institution, including administrators, staff, and students.

Catalysts of Cultural Transformation

Culture change is at the heart of what we do. We firmly believe that transforming the culture of an organization or educational institution can lead to a healthier, more productive environment. We recognize the importance of defining a clear vision for the desired culture and engaging leadership to champion this change. Everyone needs to be on the same page, this is why we emphasize the need for effective communication to convey the vision to all stakeholders, making it accessible and relatable. We tailor our solutions, including training and development programs, as well as rewards and recognition strategies, to help align the workforce with the desired cultural values. Our approach is rooted in the principles of OBM, emphasizing patience, persistence, and the importance of ongoing feedback to create and sustain a thriving organizational culture.

The Motivation Works Difference

What sets us apart is our team's commitment to dignified, evidence-based solutions that help all stakeholders take a seat at the table. Our nuanced understanding of the scientific nature behind human actions, motivations, and interactions empowers us to craft customized solutions. We work collaboratively with organizations, viewing ourselves as an extension of the teams we serve, and the effectiveness of our strategies is not theoretical; it's empirically proven.

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At Motivation Works, we're not just experts; we're your partners in progress, dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive future. Whether it's designing a training program, improving safety, or advising ways to motivate staff. Join us in this transformative journey, where behavior analysis is the key to unlocking the potential of individuals and organizations.

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Bucklin, Barbara & Alvero, Alicia & Dickinson, Alyce & Austin, John & Jackson, Austin. (2000). Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior Management: An Objective Comparison. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. 20. 27-75. 10.1300/J075v20n02_03.




Your commitment to evidence-based solutions and the collaborative, empirical approach you take is truly impressive. It's fantastic to see your dedication to making a positive impact!!

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