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FORCE FIELD ANALYSIS

Kurt Lewin wrote, “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).” Before change happens, the force field is in equilibrium between forces favourable to change and those resisting it. For change to happen, the status quo or equilibrium must be upset — either by adding conditions favourable to the change or by reducing restraining forces.

OD ESSENCE:
Appreciation or understanding of opposing forces sets the stage for making change possible.