FIRO® is a comprehensive and widely-used theory of interpersonal relations created by Will Schutz, Ph.D. Introduced in 1958 in the book FIRO: A Three-Dimensional Theory of Interpersonal Behavior. Schutz originally devised the theory to measure and predict the interaction between people for the purpose of assembling highly productive teams.
Human Element solutions use a variety of FIRO-based instruments to expand awareness for making positive change.
Over the years, FIRO Theory has been heavily researched and has proven to be:
Easy to use in helping individuals, teams, and organizations; easy to incorporate into training, consulting, and coaching.
For understanding human behavior and motivation in a wide variety of situations.
The three basic dimensions—inclusion, control, and openness—describe the dynamics of individuals, pairs, teams & organizations, eliminating the need for multiple models.
FIRO theory describes three levels of human interaction:
Element B: Behavior (originally FIRO-B)
Element F: Feelings (originally FIRO-F)
Element S: Self-concept
The Evolution of FIRO-B to Element B
Learn how Will Schutz transformed his groundbreaking research tool into our premier training tool.