Fundamental Interpersonal Relations

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FUNDAMENTAL INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS ORIENTATION - BEHAVIOUR (FIRO - B) Prepared by, Abhishek K. Mathew INTRODUCTION Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation – Behaviour or FIRO-B was developed by Dr. William Schutz in the year 1958. The test measures the interaction between people with a purpose of instituting highly effective teams by discovering the team members’ needs for inclusion, affection and control. It helps people understand their interpersonal needs and its influence on their communication style and behaviour. This test was initially used to predict and understand how high-performance military teams would work together. FIRO – B measures three key areas of interpersonal need: namely Inclusion, Control and…show more content…
It is about himself in relation to others in the group. It is also about how much attention or recognition he would want from others. This can expressed or wanted Expressed ( EI ): Expressed Inclusion is when the client is willing to include others in my life/group. This is also an extent to which he joins other groups. The higher the score, the more likely he would be interested to engage in social groups and activities. Wanted ( WI ): Wanted Inclusion is when the client wants others to include him in their group. This give him a sense of belonging or acceptance. The higher the score, more likely he would want to be invited for social gatherings. The client has a genuine desire to be part of the group, but he wants to be invited to feel more accepted. Control (C): Control is about how much the client would want to control others or he would want to be controlled. Control is about authority and responsibility he wants. Expressed ( CI ): Expressed control is the extent to which the client enjoys directing and organising events or programs. It is also about how he exerts control over other things or influence others. The higher the score, the more he enjoys taking responsibilities, taking control and organizing…show more content…
He helps him to improve his interpersonal effectiveness, personal growth and career development. This can also be used for Recruitment and Selection to hire appropriate people with desired personality. Based on this the interviews could be structured to assess his personal strength and his desire to grow from his existing state. By understanding the client’s leadership style, his decision making capability, his inclusion and control styles the score interpretation can be used for better team building and team development activities. CONCLUSION The client has low discrepancies between the expressed and wanted needs. Also it srikes a balance between the expressed and medium scores, which makes him take the position as that of a team player RECOMMENDATIONS Being a team player, the client can take multiple roles in his organization, or at the place he is in. As his expressed and wanted control scores is high and medium respectively, he has the ability to take leadership roles, where he can play a role of team leader and guide his group
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