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Be a force for change with our force field analysis example

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Force field analysis template

Suss out the positives and negatives with your bosses and subordinates in a collaborative online space.

Create a bad decision-proof force field

Visualize the pros and cons of a potential organizational change, understand your strengths and weaknesses, and use your new knowledge to make a definitive decision.

Review all the facts: Outline the factors that could help or hinder your chances before you decide.

Remove roadblocks: Identify negative forces that might work against you, then work to eliminate them.

Choose carefully: Make the best available choice with a force field analysis chart—whether you’re alone or in a group.

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Forces, unite!

Create an unstoppable force when you invite all your team members to the table. With a force field analysis maker from FigJam, you can move around ready-made icons, doodle on an open canvas, and share your thoughts through sticky notes, audio messages, stamps, and emotes.

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From day-to-day choices to life-altering decisions, a force field analysis diagram helps you thrive. Attract even more attention by leveraging strategy and diagram templates from fellow FigJam contributors.

FAQs

Force field analysis is a decision-making technique designed to help you balance out the positive and negative forces that oppose each other during a potential change. In other words, it’s a more detailed “pros and cons list” that allows you to assign degrees of importance to each factor.

The concept behind force field analysis is simple: it states that, in every decision, there are forces that drive change and forces that resist change. If you can find equilibrium—either by increasing the positive factors or decreasing the negative ones—you can become the strongest force (without encountering the proverbial unmoveable object).

Kurt Lewin, a German-American psychologist, was responsible for the first force field analysis. Lewin developed the technique in the 1940s for use in social situations.

Since then, force field analysis examples have become a boardroom staple and collaborative asset whenever a big change is proposed.

With a blank force field analysis template from FigJam, it’s easy to invite all of your collaborators to the drawing board and begin brainstorming. From there:

Step 1: Write your desired outcome or proposed change.

Step 2: Consider the forces that can drive this change and add them to one side. For example, if you’re looking at implementing a fully remote work policy, you might write “No rent (huge cost reduction)” as a positive driving factor.

Step 3: Consider the forces that will work against your desired change and add them to the other side. In this case, you might include “Lack of face-to-face interaction.”

Step 4: Determine how strong each driving force is by assigning a number from one to five. The more that factor affects the outcome, the higher the number.

Step 5: Complete your analysis by calculating if your proposed change is possible—or favorable—given the circumstances. If it’s not, create an action plan to figure out how to increase the positive forces or decrease the negative ones.

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