The groundwork for building effective and successful working relationships

The FIRO (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation) instrument helps repair broken relationships and takes good, functional relationships to a higher level. It is the key that unlocks the potential in workplace interactions.

FIRO's accessible and universally applicable framework reveals how individuals can shape and adapt their individual behaviours, influence others effectively and build trust among colleagues. It is an excellent resource for coaching individuals and teams about the underlying drivers behind their interactions with others.

FIRO: managing relationships in the workplace

Relationships are important. They are an inevitable part of life, and yet can be a potential source of tension in organisations. In the workplace, performance, delivery and efficiency are required, often from a team of mere acquaintances. To achieve high performance, teams need to operate on trust and a solid foundation of good working relationships. The FIRO instrument targets this need, identifying the drivers underlying the behaviours that shape relationships for individuals and teams within an organisation.

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FIRO - key features

FIRO in action

How do I buy the FIRO tool?

Access to the FIRO questionnaire and associated products is restricted to qualified FIRO practitioners. To get access to FIRO reports and associated resources, you will need to attend OPP’s FIRO Foundation Programme. There are two types of report available: FIRO-B (available in multiple languages) and FIRO Business (English language report generated from multiple language questionnaire). Learn more

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  • Building trust
  • Coaching
  • Communication and influencing
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership development
  • Resilience / Stress
  • Team development

FIRO is inspiring for the students, and a lot of useful conversations have emerged as a result. It’s all about insight and understanding, and taking those skills to the sporting world in the years to come.

Grant MorffewManaging Director. Omada Consulting

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FIRO - Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation

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Looking for help to apply the FIRO tool in your business? Talk to OPP about our Consultancy Services on 01 295 6443, or find a local partner

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Popular Reports

FIRO-B® Profile Report

FIRO-B® Profile Report

This FIRO-B report provides the fundamental principles of behaviours in relationships. It provides qualified FIRO practitioners with a respondent’s scores from the FIRO-B questionnaire in a simple grid format.

FIRO B Profile Report

FIRO-B® Interpretive Report for Organisations

FIRO-B® Interpretive Report for Organisations

The FIRO Interpretive Report for Organisations helps individuals understand their behaviour and the behaviour of others within their organisation.

FIRO-B Interpretive Report

FIRO Business® Profile Report

FIRO Business® Profile Report

The FIRO Business Profile Report provides a basic summary of the questionnaire results, based around the FIRO Business terminology of Involvement, Influence and Connection. It is useful in business settings for exploring communication and team building.

FIRO Business Profile Report

FIRO Business® Leadership Report

FIRO Business® Leadership Report

Written for leaders, the FIRO Business Leadership Report is particularly valuable to businesses. It uses the FIRO Business language of Involvement, Influence and Connection to present FIRO-based development tips for leaders to help them to improve relationships with direct reports, superiors and peers.

FIRO Business Leadership Report

FIRO Business® Leadership and Profile Report bundle

FIRO Business® Leadership and Profile Report bundle

Bundle containing FIRO Business Profile and FIRO Business Leadership Report in one pack.

FIRO Business Leadership and Profile Report

MBTI® & FIRO-B® Leadership Report

MBTI® & FIRO-B® Leadership Report

Based on responses from both the FIRO-B and the MBTI instruments, this report provides leaders with an opportunity to look at both their preferences and their behaviours side by side, providing opportunity for discussion about similarities, possible inconsistencies and contradictions.

MBTI and FIRO Leadership Report