Take a planned approach to change – Week 2 of our ‘Top Tip Tuesday’ series on Managing Change Effectively for Leaders
A technique called Force Field Analysis, originally developed by Kurt Lewin, is a tool to help you put the coming change into perspective and to plan how you can take action to mitigate potential outcomes of the change.
To carry out force field analysis you begin by listing all of the restraining forces which will work against the change, then give these numbers depending on their level of influence. Then look at the driving forces behind the change. You can look at this plan objectively and work on the forces which could restrain the change, and strengthen the positive driving forces. This analysis gives you an opportunity to step back and look at the overall impact of change, and then put actions in place.