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Force Field Analysis


Definition: Force Field Analysis is a theory by Kurt Lewin stating that an issue is held in balance by the interaction of two opposing sets of forces. Those seeking to promote change: the driving forces. And those attempting to maintain the status quo: the restraining forces.
Lewin viewed organizations as systems in which the present situation was not a static pattern, but a dynamic "equilibrium" of forces working in opposite directions.
In order for any change to occur, the driving forces must exceed the restraining forces.
One high-level form of FFA is stakeholder analysis.


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