If you are looking to increase your interpersonal skills and effectiveness, this is one of the best tools around. It’s quick to administer (only 54 questions) and can be completed on-line through Oxford Psychology Press (OPP) I’ve been using this model since 2002 with individuals and teams. Once you’ve learnt the basics you can identify in peoples language and behaviour their preferences around Inclusion, Control and Affection.
FIRO-B® can help improve personal effectiveness and is easily integrated into team building initiatives, management training programs, and communication workshops.
With its short administration time and straight-forward approach, the FIRO-B® instrument lets you quickly gather insights about yourself and your interpersonal needs and how these needs affect your interactions. This information helps illuminate why some relationships click and others don’t.
stands for Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behaviour™. The tool is based on three basic interpersonal needs identified by renowned psychology pioneer Will Schutz, PhD:
Using just 54 items, the FIRO-B® assessment measures three basic needs:
Inclusion — participation in forming relationships and associating with people.
Control — decision making, control, and influence.
Affection — closeness and loyalty between individuals.
Along two dimensions. How much we: Express — the extent to which a person initiates a particular behaviour and how much we Want — the extent to which a person wants others to initiate the behaviour.
I facilitate a quarterly FIRO-B® webinar that can include an on-line FIRO-B® questionnaire.
This profile is also suitable to use in a team session. The individuals self-assess, then we look at the team profile and how the whole team may be seen by other teams in the organisation, etc… Very useful in building self-awareness, understanding and a common language within teams that help them form and develop.