The PIR model was developed by Nir Golan, educational and leadership expert, as a result of years of experience in training managers and leaders. The purpose of this model is to improve communication and personal relationships by preventing arguments.
PIR involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings with analyzing them—what is the position that is best for the situation. The benefits are extending across many different settings. It has been known that using PIR model can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits.
PIR model enhances relationships: PIR model training makes couples more satisfied with their relationship, makes each partner feel more optimistic and relaxed, and makes them feel more accepting of and closer to one another. They understand that a successful action is when they will be happy in their relationship, in that way they will prevent arguments.
PIR model is good for our self-esteem: After practicing PIR model, it improves our self-esteem and ability to fight off our rights. We conduct more successful actions using less energy.
PIR model is good for our minds: PIR model increases positive emotions while reducing negative emotions and stress. When we use the "middle position" more often, and we get less emotional involved.
PIR model helps us focus: It helps us tune out distractions and improves our attention skills. We analyze the type of relations and become more aware to our behavior.
In a way PIR model fosters compassion and altruism: It makes us more likely to help someone in need as facilitators and increases activity involved in understanding the suffering of others. Because we understand better our position it might improve self-compassion as well.
PIR model is important to parents: Parents who practice the model report being happier with their parenting skills and their relationship with their kids, and their kids were found to have better social skills. They understand their position towards their kids according to their duty as parents. They manage to translate better their roles and responsibilities in to appropriate behaviors.
PIR model helps teachers: There’s behavioral evidence that teaching while using the model in the classroom reduces behavior problems and aggression among students, and improves their happiness levels and ability to pay attention. These teachers understood that "it's not all about them". Teachers used PIR model also show less negative emotion and symptoms of depression, and greater compassion and empathy. It also helps mental health professionals by reducing negative emotions and anxiety, and increasing positive emotions and feelings of self-compassion. This is the best way to prevent burnout and attrition.
The way to conduct a successful action according to the PIR model, is by identifying the "position" of the other person and adjusting your "position" to his/her position in order to gain your targets using less energy; or by changing the other person's "position" to the type of position that uses less energy.