FIRO®

Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™

The groundwork for building effective and successful working relationships

Increase employees’ self-awareness for better understanding of how their positive behavioural changes boost morale, productivity, and engagement.

Improve skills for assessing different types of conflict and applying emotionally intelligent strategies

FIRO®

Application

The FIRO® assessments are ideal for a wide range of applications, including the following:

Accelerate the team formation process and allow members to overcome barriers and progress to higher levels of performance.

Identify leadership styles and help leaders unlock greater team performance by meeting the interpersonal needs of managers, peers, and direct reports.

Ensure that employees get the most out of working relationships by helping them understand how to meet the interpersonal needs of customers and stakeholders.

Increase employees’ self-awareness for better understanding of how their positive behavioural changes boost morale, productivity, and engagement.

Improve skills for assessing different types of conflict and applying emotionally intelligent strategies

Key Benefits

The 54-item FIRO-B® assessment is ideal for a wide range of benefits, including:

Behavior

Enhance behavioural change quickly by providing specific insights into people’s interpersonal needs

Leadership

Identifies existing communication and interpersonal dynamics that affect leadership success

Personality

Enhance behavioural change quickly by providing specific insights into people’s interpersonal needs

FIRO®

Background and History

For more than 50 years, the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™ (FIRO®) approach has helped people understand their interpersonal needs and how those needs influence their communication styles and behavior – thereby improving their personal relationships and professional performance. The FIRO® instrument address the core of personality – people’s underlying needs – and precisely identifies sources of tension in relationships

Frequently Asked Questions

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The FIRO® instruments are what we call ‘Restricted’, and you need to be trained and certified to access and use them. This ensures that the instruments are used for the purpose for which they were designed and that they are being administered and interpreted correctly.

We offer a Certification Program that will qualify you in the professional and ethical administration of the FIRO® instruments, and upon successful completion of the program you will become certified to purchase and use both the instruments and their reports.

The FIRO® framework is simple to understand and apply, making its use alongside other development techniques straightforward and highly effective.

  • It has also been highly successful as an addition to development initiatives using MBTI®
  • It can be used to address a wide range of applications including conflict, coaching, team development, communication and problem-solving
  • It is supported by a strong base of scientific research demonstrating its validity as a complementary development tool

Learn from the experts: MBTI® and FIRO® working together.

 

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