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What is force-field analysis?

Posted by Chris Adams

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Categories: Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Leadership & Management, General, Project Management


Force-field analysis is a technique for assessing an organization’s readiness for change, by identifying and evaluating the forces that support a proposed change and the forces that oppose it. The proposed change is pictured in the centre of a force-field diagram, with supporting forces and opposing forces listed on opposite sides. The strength or influence of each force is estimated, usually on a scale from 1 to 5.

The ‘force field’ can then be analyzed to determine if there is sufficient support to move the change forward, and to identify ways in which the supporting forces can be strengthened and / or opposing forces weakened.

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Akshit posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 8:19 AM
Force field analysis is something that is used in identifying the factors for and against the proposed change in the system
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