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Force Field Analysis: Identify Positive Influences

by | May 18, 2007 | PKF Texas - The Entrepreneur's Playbook®

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Last week we detailed the theory behind Force Field Analysis. 

With your management team together, start by identifying the positive influences of an issue. 

Keep the number to five. There may be more, but for now you are only trying to get a consensus on the main influences.

Encourage everyone to contribute and listen to all the ideas that are presented. 

Once everyone agrees to the top positive influences, identify three to four tasks that will enhance or improve each positive influence. 

Again, you may have more tasks but get the group to agree to the best three to four tasks per item. 

At this point you should have 15 to 20 ideas that, if implemented, would enhance the positive influences of that issue. 

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