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Theory of Force Field Analysis

by | May 11, 2007 | PKF Texas - The Entrepreneur's Playbook®

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This is the first in a 4 part series about a management technique called Force Field Analysis.

Gather your management team together for a few hours and try “Force Field Analysis”.

It’s a brain storming method for developing improvement ideas and initiatives for the issues you have in your business. The theory is this: 

For each issue your company faces, there are already positive influences that if enhanced, will help the company improve.

There are also negative influences that keep the company from improving. 

With the Force Field Analysis, the management team can identify those influences as a group and then try to remove or reduce the negative impact and enhance the positive impacts already in place. 

If you are able to increase the positive influences and reduce the negative influences, the company will inevitably improve with regard to that issue.

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