Behavior Effectiveness Model (Bem)

Behavior Effectiveness Model (Bem) : Building Thriving Future Using Behavior Effectiveness Model (Bem)

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Behavior Effectiveness Model (BEM) Much of the ineffectiveness of building a better and preferably thriving future can be traced to the inability and often lack of motivation to deal positively with human behavior. People can build a better future by learning to use behavioral skills and by using experience to increase effectiveness. Building a better and thriving future, in part, can be measured in terms of human behavior. We need to better assist and/or affect decisions and actions and better design and evaluate change strategies in terms of behavior requirements. When we wish to understand, assist and/or affect the person's or persons' behavior in a specific decision or action or over a series of decisions or actions, we need a "handle" which identifies discrete determinants of behavior and provides a theory which indicates how these determinants affect near and long term behavior. A modified behavior theory, Expectancy Theory (E-T), provides insight in that respect. The Behavior Effectiveness Model (BEM), an extension and refinement of E-T, assumes that behavior determinants can be identified for behavior objectives, and that we want more effective models and tools for achieving behavior objectives. The author developed, uses and recommends BEM as an effective model and tool for understanding and improving positive change efforts and building a better, thriving future for a person, for a community and for the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514758857
  • 9781514758854

About Gary "Chris" Christopherson

Gary (Chris) Christopherson continues to work nationally and locally on improving health, reducing vulnerability and building a better future. Currently, he develops strategy, management and policy for creating, managing and sustaining large positive change and building a better and thriving future for all forever. He wrote the nonfiction books Thrive! - Building a Thriving Future, Thrive! - People's Guide to a Thriving Future, Behavior Effectiveness Model (BEM), The Thrive! Philosophy and Thrive! Endeavor available via and Thrive!(R) (building a thriving future) draws on his 30+ years experience creating, managing and sustaining large positive change at national and local levels in public and private sectors. He founded HealthePeople(R) (building a healthy and thriving future;, viaFuture (creating large positive change) and Vulnerable (minimizing vulnerability). He served as a senior leader, manager and policymaker responsible for multi-billion dollar policy, programs and budgets and thousands of employees. His public service includes: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and Senior Advisor, Department of Defense; Associate Director, Presidential Personnel, Executive Office of the President, White House; Senior Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration; Senior Advisor to Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director for the Quality Improvement Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, DHHS; Chief Information Officer, Veterans Health Administration and Senior Advisor to Under Secretary, Veterans Health Administration, VA; Senior Fellow and Scholar-In-Residence, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; Director of Health Legislation, House Select Committee on Aging, U.S. House of Representatives. He is a sculptor (GChris Sculpture) of abstract art, focusing on Thrive! sculptures and creating over 150 sculptures. See sculpture at He wrote science fiction novel black box and illustrated children's book Angel, Thriving Creator of Artful Things. Both are available via and He received his bachelor's in political science and his master's in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and did doctoral work in health policy and management at John Hopkins University School of Public Health.
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