Use for Team Building and Conflict Management, Leadership and Coaching

Built on the 50-year history and reliability of the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation TM (FIRO®) model, the FIRO® assessments help people understand their behavior—and that of others—in interpersonal situations.

As an integral part of your leadership and coaching, team-building, and conflict management initiatives, the FIRO-B® and FIRO Business® assessments can be used in a variety of settings and in combination with other solutions to improve organizational performance.

Use FIRO Business™ assessment to address the specific requirements of organizations by helping to develop great leaders while improving organizational performance.  It is particularly valuable to businesses because it quickly gathers key insights for relating to direct reports, superiors, and peers, influencing and negotiating, making decisions and setting priorities. The FIROB Business assessment is a 30-item instrument designed for international use, with scoring based on a  normative sample of 2801 employed adults representing 10 languages.

The Firo-B assessment is ideal for one-on-one coaching, team-building initiatives, communication workshops, and leadership development programs. With it, you can quickly gather critical insights that will help leaders, managers, and individuals in your organization understand their natural style and the impact it has on the way they communicate and the way others perceive them. The FIRO-B tool also taps into key areas such as problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal relations

The FIRO-B® (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior™) instrument is a powerful tool that assesses how someone's personal needs affect the employee's behavior towards other people. The theory behind the FIRO-B® instrument is based on the assumption that all human interaction may be divided into three categories: issues surrounding inclusion, issues surrounding control, and issues surrounding affection.  

  • The need for Inclusion has to do with forming new relations and associating with people, and determines the extent of contact and prominence that a person needs.
  • The need for Control has to do with decision-making, influence, and persuasion between people, and determines the extent of power or dominance that a person seeks.
  • The need for Affection has to do with emotional ties and warm connections between people, and determines the extent of closeness that a person seeks. 

Each item is measured in two dimensions: the expressed behavior of the employee, and the behavior they want from others. The FIRO-B® instrument can provide insight into the employee's compatibility with other people, as well as their individual characteristics. The FIRO-B® instrument can be used in any situation requiring interpersonal behavior measurement, including management development, team building, and employee development. The assessment contains 54 items and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Use the FIRO-B® Instrument to:

  • Maximize the impact of your actions at work.
  • Identify options for increasing your job satisfaction and productivity.
  • Explore alternative ways to achieve your career goals.
  • Improve team effectiveness and explain team roles.
  • Identify leadership operating styles.

Team Building and Conflict Management

® Interpretive Report for Organizations: Provides a thirteen page narrative report for improving behavior in a business setting. The report supplies a list of the employee's pattern of need fulfillment in the areas of inclusion, control and affection to target areas of development, and provides team role and effectiveness information with suggested guidelines for improvement. View Sample FIRO-B Interpretive Report for Organizations

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FIRO-Bâ„¢ and Interpretive Report for Organizations


FIRO Business™ Profile The Profile provides a 5 page basic summary of the results and is useful in business applications such as communication workshops and team building. View Sample FIRO Business Profile

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FIRO Business Profile


Leadership and Coaching

®, MBTI® and Interpretive, Leadership Reports: Combines information based on responses to both the MBTI® and FIRO-B® instruments. You will receive three reports: MBTI® Interpretive Report for Organizations, FIRO-B® Interpretive Report for Organizations and FIRO-B® and MBTI® Leadership Report.

The Leadership Report begins with a snapshot of the employee's leadership style. The report offers a brief interpretive overview of the FIRO-B® and MBTI®. The employee's leadership style is described in the contexts of interpersonal relationships, teams, and organizational culture, and identifies strengths and challenges faced when dealing with change and stress. An Action Plan offers suggestions for personal development and resources to explore leadership style. View FIRO-B Interpretive Report; View MBTI Interpretive Report; View Leadership Report

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FIRO-B, MBTI Form M and Interpretive, Leadership Reports


FIRO Business™ Leadership Report: The FIRO Business® Leadership Report is particularly valuable to businesses because it presents key insights for relating to direct reports, superiors, and peers, influencing and negotiating, making decisions, and setting priorities. The report is a must-use tool for leadership development and executive coaching. View Sample FIRO Business Leadership Report

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FIRO Business Leadership Report


FIRO Business™ Leadership Report

After completing the payment process, you will promptly receive an e-mail to your e-mail address with a link to the assessment. Simply enter the password given in the e-mail and enter your responses to the questions. It's that simple! Phone 1-913-744-7665 (Central Standard Time) to review your results with a counselor. Your reports will be either mailed or e-mailed to you at the time of your counseling session.

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