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Our History

Founded in 1971, Human Synergistics has earned an international reputation for innovation in the field of organisational development.

We're proud to help enterprises around the world to support their people and improve their performance through a focus on culture change, leadership development and team-building.

Human Synergistics International was established by clinical psychologist Dr J Clayton Lafferty and is directed by CEO and organisational culture expert Dr Robert A Cooke. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, we work with organisations large and small from our offices in 18 countries around the globe.

Operating in New Zealand since 1979 and in Australia since 1989, we have a strong presence across the two countries. Our consultants work trans-Tasman and our network of over 2,500 accredited practitioners provides us with the most extensive database of individual, group and organisational behaviour variables in this part of the world; our regional database of over 2,500 organisations and 100,000 individuals is unmatched in its depth and breadth. The sheer amount of data is reflective of both our commitment to research and the extent to which local organisations trust and use our tools.

Our expertise

Human Synergistics specialises in measuring and developing organisational cultures, leadership strategies, team synergies and individual behavioural styles. We do this through more than 35 products and translations, including the world-renowned Organisational Culture Inventory®, Life Styles Inventory™ and Desert Survival Situation™.

All our services are based on comprehensive, evidence-based research and an uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of quality and integrity – whether we’re providing assessments, facilitating team-building simulations, hosting workshops for consultants and coaches, or providing consulting services to support the implementation of our systems and materials.

We're Changing the World - One Organisation at a Time® - and we invite you to join us!