While reading about change I came across a strategic tool – Force Field Analysis by Kurt Lewin. Kurt Lewin wrote that “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)”.

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Lewin’s force field analysis is used to distinguish which factors within a situation or organisation drive a person towards or away from a desired state, and which oppose the driving forces.These forces can then be analyzed in order to make informed decisions. Many of the reasons for people’s reluctance or refusal to change are related to the fear of change. To understand what makes people resist or to accept change we need to understand the values and experiences of that person or group.

Developing self awareness and emotional intelligence can help us to understand these forces that work within us and others.

Changing your attitude towards resistance is what’s needed to ensure successful change.

Think about it !!!

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