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 changeleadership development, and team building.

Human Synergistics International was established by clinical psychologist J. Clayton Lafferty, PhD and is directed by CEO and organisational culture expert Robert A. Cooke, PhD. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, we work with organisations of all types and sizes from our offices in 19 countries around the globe.

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 helping to provide 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!