Behavior Modeling


What is Behavior Modeling?

Behavior modeling is a training technique designed to improve interpersonal competence. It is not an OD intervention per se, but we believe it should added to the OD practitioner s repertoire because it is such an effective tool and because of problem with inter personal relations are common in the organizations. For improving inter personal skills behavior modeling is an important training option.

Behavior Modeling 
It First determine the most pressing problems facing by a target group.  The problems can be absenteeism, unsafe work behaviour, average performance etc

Behavior Modeling 
A simple problem solving approach a rather straight forward

consist of three phases ± problem identification, problem solving, implementations, consisted of five behavioral skills: 
Behavior description: the ability to describe behavior of self to

others in specific concrete terms and to avoid generalizations or inferences drawn from observed behaviors. 
Justification: the ability to clearly explain the impact of an

observed behavior on the individual, the observer, or the organization

Behavior Modeling 

Active listening: the ability to accurately reflect both content

and feelings of an others communication. 
Participative problem solving: the ability to involve another,

meaningfully and appropriately in the process of solving a workrelated problem 
Positive reinforcement: the ability to complement another in a

sincere and authentic manner.

Procedure of Behavior Modeling Technique 

In this method, some kind of process or behavior is

videotaped and then is watched by the trainees. Games and simulationsection is also included because once the trainees see the videotape, they practice the behavior through role plays or other kind of simulation techniques. 

The trainee first observes the behavior modeled in the video

and then reproduces the behavior on the job

Procedure of Behavior Modeling Technique 

The skills that are required to build up are defined  Then, trainees are given instructions that what specific learning points or critical behavior they have to watch  Then the expert is used to model the suitable behaviors  Then, the trainees are encouraged to practice the suitable behavior in a role play or through any other method of simulation  rainees are then provided with some opportunities to give reinforcement for appropriate imitation of the model¶s behavior  In the end, trainer ensures that trainees appropriately reinforces the behavior on the work place

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