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What is FIRO-B?
FIRO-B (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation Behavior) which was developed by William Schutz created in the late 1950s.
Schutz developed the FIRO-B theory to aid in the understanding and predicting of how high-performance military teams would work together.
The FIRO-B instrument measures behaviors driven by interpersonal needs in three areas—Inclusion, Control, and Affection—and addresses how such behaviors can affect one’s interactions with others
The FIRO-B is intended to assist individuals and organizations in understanding interpersonal needs and their impact on interpersonal functioning.
FIRO-B provides awareness of interpersonal preferences in three areas,
How much do I create opportunities to meet/include them in my activities?
How much do I demonstrate our Team’s Vision & Values to this person?
How much do I want to be an invited participant at their meetings?
How much do I want to be a team player?
What can I do differently?
How much do I try to direct the actions/ideas of this person?
Do I fit with this person’s needs for Control or do we both ‘over control’?
How much am I prepared to let this person get their way?
How much am I prepared to be told what to do by them?
What am I going to do differently to build a better relationship?
How much do I share about myself with this person?
How often do I show this person I ‘like’ them?
How do I react when this person attempts to build a relationship with me?
How much do I want a better working relationship with them?
What am I going to do differently?