Most modern approaches stress that punishment
should be situationally applied and progressive. True False
The antecedent cues (technology, plans, and the
like) have power to control or provide rules and establishing operation for
behavior only if there are motivating consequences.
13. The challenge
for performance management is to understand behavioral reality, eliminate the
reinforcers for the undesirable behaviors, and more importantly and
effectively, punish the undesirable behavior. True False
14. Money may
be a powerful reinforcer when administered through either the traditional pay
plans or through the identified performance behaviors as in behavioral
The informal social recognition based on a valued
person’s attention and appreciation may have only a bigger impact as a
reinforcer in behavioral management than money.
16. There is
little question that despite the tremendous amount of data being generated by
today’s advanced information systems, individuals still receive very little, if
any, feedback about their performance. True False
The immediate supervisor, or the job holder,
determining the critical behaviors process goes hand in hand with using the
O.B. Mod as a problem-solving approach for the individual manager or a team.
baseline measure may indicate that the problem is much smaller or much bigger
than was thought to be the case.
The goal of the intervention is to strengthen and
accelerate functional performance behaviors and/or weaken and decelerate
Realistically it is recognized that in some cases
the use of punishment to weaken and decelerate undesirable behaviors cannot be
23. A glaring
weakness of most human resource management programs is the absence of any
systematic, built-in evaluation.
Reaction evaluations are helpful because they can
provide useful comparative data between units, and across cultures.
The organizational behavior modification model,
although having shown positive results, has not really shown any positive
impact on the performance behaviors and output in countries outside United
States. True False