5 Reasons Why You Need a Behavior Analyst in Your Organization

I know, I know… I am a behavior analyst and I am probably biased, but keep reading and maybe you will agree with me.

  1. Behavior analysts are very practical people

Behavior analysts like to do things. Whenever you bring a problem to a behavior analyst she or he will immediately go into “solution mode”. cat-1333926_1280It like little cogs start turning inside our brain and we picture the puzzle pieces spread across the table and we have an urge to solve it. We thrive when we are taking action to solve a problem.

  1. Behavior analysts understand the environment

We are trained to look at the environment and notice every little detail. What usually goes unnoticed by other people is many times glaring to a behavior analyst. What people like to label “out of the blue”, a behavior analyst knows it is out of the individual’s interaction with the environment.

  1. Behavior analysts stick to the facts

Behavior analysts won’t try to explain things using labels or inferences. Rather than saying “ I think she wants…” or “he’s doing this because he is manipulative”,  a behavior analyst will stick to what can be observed in the environment. Instead, they will say: “I have noticed that every time you bring up this topic this person responds in this particular way.”

  1. Behavior analysts LOVE data

That is true, we do love data. I have some friends who even think that data is sexy. We love data because only data can tell us if what we are doing is working. So what’s not to love about it?

  1. Behavior analysts know how to change behavior

That’s what we do. We look at people and the environment, and if there is a need to change behavior, we know what to do. What are organizations if not a group of people behaving? In order to change any outcome in your organization, you will need to change the behaviors that lead to that outcome. You’ll need a behavior analyst. 😉

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