What is it?
Force field analysis is
a technique for identifying the forces that help or obstruct a change you
want to make.
When to use it
- Identifying the forces
which assist or prevent you achieving a change
- Assessing the ease
or difficulty in achieving a change
- Planning to overcome
barriers to change
What does it achieve?
Given situations, which
you need to change or improve, force filed analysis enables you, or a group
of people, to achieve that change. By assessing the forces, which prevent
you making a change, or improvement, you are able to develop a plan to deal
with those forces. There will be forces, which help you as well as those which
Once the positive and
negative forces acting on a situation have been identified you will be able
to assess the ease or difficulty when implementing a change.
- Define the problem
- Define the objective
- Prepare the force
- Identify the + and
- Rate forces for ease
of change and impact
- Analyse and evaluate