At the Copenhagen Compliance Conference we provide a Psychological Treatment for the Corporate World.
Control issues are characterized by a person’s need to micromanage and orchestrate the actions and behaviors of others. Members of the audit committee often fear being at the mercy of others. Control issues can develop from events that created a feeling of helplessness and chaos from certain issues from the past.
US Psychologist Arthur Buchman, M.A. is the final speaker at the conference. During the day he has observed the issues that we discuss and will comment on the current Issues from a psycological standpoint.
The principles of compliance with corporate governance regulations are consistent across all contexts, and similarly consistent are the psychological best practices for interacting with corporations, their Board of Directors, committees and individual leaders. The 21st century’s most important question is ‘What do you want?’ not a Freudian ‘What is wrong with you?’ This modern focus on solutions rather than problems uses the strategies of practical optimism and applies them to corporate consulting, team building, leadership training and coaching as well as psychotherapy.
The new field of Positive Psychology focuses on clarifying and aligning the goals, values and strategies of an organisation, team or person. Interventions aim to shrink the obstacles to this alignment. The process is not a quick fix, but rather a lasting solution that benefits both the organization and its personnel. The result is momentum in the direction of a clear purpose.
One of the reasons for looking at Audit, Governance, and Compliance issues from a different angle is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behavior. Audit committee members often have too much on their plate because they fail to understand that you cannot control every aspect of the corporation around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their corporate environment.
During the course of treatment, participants will learn a few insights on how to identify and and develop a constructive thought patterns and avoid a negative influence on behavior.
In some cases, control issues may be a result of being neglected or abused. If a child is abused physically, verbally, or sexually, they may reach a point at which they feel the need to regain control. Many survivors of abuse do not control their abusers, but lash out in anger or hostility, or use confining and restricting emotional strategies, to psychologically control others in their lives. The need to control is an often overwhelming and exhausting need that can wreak havoc on relationships, careers, and overall quality of life. Discovering the source of the fear is the key to confronting the control issue. By understanding why a person needs to feel empowered and in charge of situations or people in their lives, they can begin to see that their fears, although real at the time of their loss or abuse, are distorted and unrealistic in their present lives.