At Beyond IQ we work on the threat and reward pathways when addressing workplace displays of power and misplaced aggression.
From a neuroscience standpoint, bullying behaviour is traditionally a form of threat response. The ideal method of prevention is to remove the suggestion of threat.
When a person feels threatened, they behave in ways that generate the threat response in another human being. By reducing an individual’s threat response to their environment, their behaviour alters. This change becomes a catalyst, with the new behaviour pattern altering response actions from the team as a whole.
Our approach is designed to remove the motivation and cause of bullying behaviour rather than merely identifying the culprit, which will often only serve to entrench an existing problem.
Allan Adams’ goal is to initiate long-term results by changing the response pattern.