Behaviourism might call to mind mid-century experiments on rats and visions of electrical shocks but it’s an extremely effective toolkit for helping people learn new skills and get rid of bad habits. This handy flowchart will help you use behaviour modification effectively.
Susan G. Friedman is a psychologist specialising in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She and her associate James Fritzler have put together a jump start guide to using behaviourism in an educational/business setting. The three part PDF file highlights how to identify the behaviour you desire, how to create a supportive environment and how to identify naturally occurring benefits that can be used to continue the new behaviour.
I cropped the screenshot above as I did because the most important part of any behaviour modification plan is arranging the environment for success. Whether you’re teaching a child to read or pushing a new employee to perform better, setting up the environment around them so that success is a possible and desirable outcome is a critical part of getting them from where they are to where you want them to be.
Check out the full pdf here or visit their website at the link below.