People Need People: A Study of Instrument FIRO-B

People Need People: A Study of Instrument FIRO-B

Teena Bharti (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4038-0.ch007


Relationships are an unavoidable part of life, and yet can be a prospective source of pressure at workplace or organizations. In organisations, performance, delivery, and efficiency are required, often from mere acquaintances. To perform better, individuals need to work on trust and a strong establishment of noble working connections. The fundamental interpersonal relations orientation-behavior (FIRO-B) instrument focuses on these needs, distinguishing the drivers basic to the practices that shape connections for people inside an association. This chapter, therefore, deals with various aspects of the interpersonal relationship and why there is a need to emphasize on these particular areas.
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In 1744, the word “relationship” first came into existence, but was not applied “specifically to romantic or sexual relationships” until 1944. On the other hand, Interpersonal relationship is a close and strong connection between individuals that may vary in duration from short to a persistent one. To be in an interpersonal relationship it is very important to share the common objective i.e. should have some commonality, trusting each other is of utmost importance otherwise it would feed the doubts and result in a conflict, being attached and transparency should be given due preference. This connection may be based on corollary, affection, cohesion, business relations, or some other type of collective commitment.

Levinger (1983) asserted that interpersonal relationships are dynamic in nature and keeps on changing continuously. He proposed a relationship model defining various stages of interpersonal relation. The different stages are depicted in figure 1 as shown below:

The various stages can be describes as under:

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