Fundamental Interpersonal
Relations Orientation: FIRO®

70 years of helping individuals understand their interpersonal needs

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A deep dive into
interpersonal needs

The FIRO® approach helps people understand how their interpersonal needs influence their communication styles, problem solving, decision making and behaviour.

The result of this self awareness? Stronger relationships, more effective communication and better professional outcomes.

PHILOSOPHY

Understand why we behave the way we do

Understanding how we behave towards others, and how we want others to behave towards us- provides clear insights into what we want from our relationships. This insight enables clearer communication, better collaboration and an environment where everyone’s needs can be met.

3 measures.
Massive insight.

The FIRO® approach is built on the philosophy that 3 key measures can unlock valuable insights into how people’s interpersonal needs.

The original instrument has also been adapted for business, but the measures remain the same. Explore the measures below.

Inclusion

Inclusion is the need to belong. People who are highly driven by inclusion need recognition from groups and derive a great deal of meaning from being part of something bigger than themselves.

Control

Control is the need for influence, responsibility and leadership, expressed within personal relationships as well as professional scenarios.

Affection

Affection is the need for meaningful connection with people, including building a strong rapport with others and efforts to maintain cordial, friendly, relationships.

Inclusion

Inclusion is the need to belong. People who are highly driven by inclusion need recognition from groups and derive a great deal of meaning from being part of something bigger than themselves.

Control

Control is the need for influence, responsibility and leadership, expressed within personal relationships as well as professional scenarios.

Affection

Affection is the need for meaningful connection with people, including building a strong rapport with others and efforts to maintain cordial, friendly, relationships.

Strong businesses are built on strong relationships

Sustainable businesses need teams with a deep understanding of how to communicate effectively with each other. Strong relationships, arising from an awareness of one’s own interpersonal needs, lay this foundation.

The FIRO Business® instrument focuses on leadership and organisational performance. Explore the benefits that FIRO Business® can offer below

Awareness
you act on

The FIRO Instrument® offers practical and actionable ways to build from assessment results: clarify interpersonal dynamics, facilitate team formation and help teams identify areas for change.

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Mindful leadership

The FIRO Instrument® offers practical and actionable ways to build from assessment results: clarify interpersonal dynamics, facilitate team formation and help teams identify areas for change.

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Individuals,
companies &
beyond

The FIRO-B® instrument has been used for decades to facilitate team & leadership development, conflict management and meaningful executive coaching outcomes.

The instrument’s precision in addressing the core of people’s personalities: their interpersonal needs, makes it highly flexible. It’s been used by individuals, employees and leaders seeking greater self awareness, as well as by HR departments and coaches.

Learn to use the FIRO-B® for clarity

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