Standing Firm

Our organization encourages “good practice” among its members. For example, over the past 25 years, Motus Humanus has overseen the certification of competence in Movement Pattern Analysis, an application of Laban theory utilized in management consultation, individual coaching, and team building.

What is Movement Pattern Analysis?

Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA) maps an individual’s characteristic approach to decision making through the discipline analysis of movement behavior.

MPA was developed by the English management consultant Warren Lamb (1923 - ). The approach draws upon ground-breaking studies of movement patterns in relation to job performance conducted in British industry during the 1940s and 1950s by movement theorist Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) and management consultant F.C. Lawrence (1895-1982).

Since being refined in the early 1960s by Warren Lamb, MPA profiles have been used by over 30,000 people, primarily those involved in senior management, to enhance individual career development, to form effective working teams, and to facilitate dynamic processes of collaborative decision making leading to long term success.

Movement Pattern Analysis has been utilized by a variety of enterprises, ranging from small partnerships to multi-national corporations. Benefits of the approach are reflected in the continuous use of MPA in well-known business-industrial organizations for over two decades. Currently, applications in academic, diplomatic, military and other institutional settings are being explored.

The Warren Lamb Trust

Established initially as a standing committee of Motus Humanus, the Warren Lamb Trust is now an independent organization. The Trust oversees standards of training, practice, and the future development of Movement Pattern Analysis. For more information, see