is an instrument that assist organizations with team-building
and how to effectively communicate with others.
FIRO-B® instrument identifies a person's
reported need to engage other people and to be engaged by
others. Differences in this interaction need causes
conflicts among team members, when their needs are not being
met and the members do not have a framework for understanding
an individual's different need for inclusion.
instrument identifies one's need to control others and to
have others exercise control over them. When one encounters
someone who has a higher expressed control need than they
want then there is a tendency to feel micro managed.
When the supervisor's expressed control need isn't as high
as one's want to be controlled there is a tendency to feel
need for openness is extremely important in building relationships,
and relationships are the secret to successful networks, so
those with low expressed or wanted needs in this dimension
have to work at overcoming their innate desire to stay in
their comfort zone of close friends. The need for inclusion,
control and affection manifest itself in two ways - the need
to express, and the need to receive.
working in teams, these different needs provide a strong foundation
for understanding the interactions that are happening between
team members and an opportunity to enhance respect and trust
between team members.
is an excellent tool for 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.
1 is available to discuss how FIRO-B® can
benefit your organization.