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Force Field Analysis - Peer Collaboration: Building an Infrastructure for Enhancing Technical Support

According to Kurt Lewin (1947), “An issue is held in balance by the interaction of two opposing sets of forces - those seeking to promote change (driving forces) and those attempting to maintain the status quo (restraining forces).” The Force Field Diagram model allows the researcher to visualize the forces that may work in favor and against change initiatives (see Figure 1). In order for change to occur, the driving forces must exceed the restraining forces. The idea is to understand and make clear all the forces effecting a given issue and determine whether change is viable and if progress can occur. Based on my force field analysis, my proposal for change has more driving forces and therefore change is viable.

 

 
 
  Kathleen L. Lepori - Peer Collaboration: Building an Infrastructure for Enhancing Technical Support ©