For more than 40 years, the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior™ (FIRO-B®) assessment has helped people around the world unlock the mysteries of human interaction at work and in their personal life. Easy to complete and to administer, this 54-item self-scorable instrument quickly gathers critical insights into how an individual's needs for inclusion, control, and affection can shape his or her interactions with others. Ideal for use in one-on-one coaching, small groups, or teams, the FIRO-B® tool kit includes a number of narrative and graphic reports, a technical guide, and booklets and other resources that highlight ways to use the assessment as an integral part of team-building initiatives, management training programs, and communication workshops.

We all have different needs for participation, influence, and closeness. These needs influence how we interact with people. The FIRO-B feedback helps us understand the social motivators that influence the behaviors we use and expect others to use in our interactions.

The FIRO-B instrument assesses your interpersonal needs and the impact of your behavior in the workplace. Three needs are measured in two dimensions: "expressed" behavior (how much we initiate behavior) and "wanted" behavior (how much we prefer others to initiate behavior).

The FIRO-B reports enable you to manage your behavior, recognize stagnation and conflict and to find possible solutions, and increase productivity through awareness of interpersonal dynamics at work.

When should you use the FIRO-B instrument?

Identify the key motivators that drive behavior and help transform a disparate group of individuals into a cohesive team with insights from the FIRO-B assessment. Use this powerful tool for workshops or individual coaching sessions to help team members discover how their need for participation, influence, and closeness can be contributing to or detracting from their team's success.

An excellent tool for the facilitator and, subsequently, the team members in a number of areas: managing behavior and its results; recognition of sources of and solutions to stagnation in communication and conflict; acknowledgment of unique contributions of the individual, which leads to greater appreciation.

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