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Microsoft Word template for Lean Six Sigma Change Management
Force Field Analysis was developed by sociologist Kurt Lewin, who asserted that human behavior is caused by forces — beliefs, values, expectations, etc.
These forces can drive us toward a behavior, or restrain us away from a behavior.
Change won't happen unless driving forces are stronger than restraining forces
Tip: It can be tempting to try to add power to driving forces, but usually it is far more effective to reduce or remove restraining forces.
Your Force Field Analysis template (ForceField.docx) is a simple, but effective tool to:
the driving forces, and (more important) the restraining forces for anything influenced by human behavior.
Although Force Field Analysis was developed to better understand psychological forces within the workplace,
(for Change Management purposes)
Your Force Field template can also be used for other purposes
How to use your
Find and open your template
Find and open your Force Field template
in the same way that you find and open your other 150+ Systems2win templates.
Note: Even though this is a Word template, you open it using your Systems2win menu in Excel
Save your working document
following the usual document storage and naming conventions established by your leaders
Now your team is ready to start doing
List opposing forces
In each row, simply list opposing forces opposite each other.
Rate respective powers of opposing forces
Use the middle columns to rate the respective powers of the opposing forces.
(Use any rating system you want. Perhaps a scale of 0 to 10.)
You'll get a lot more out of this training if you have your template open in front of you
Reduce or remove restraining forces
Look for restraining forces that:
Allow time to think, ponder, and reflect perhaps considering some of the Social Design questions on the Hansei page
A potential next step is a brainstorming session for how to reduce or remove the most troublesome restraining forces.
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