Consider an organization implementing a new technology platform. Driving forces may include
the potential for increased eﬃciency and competitiveness, while restraining forces may include
employee resistance due to unfamiliarity with the technology and concerns about job security.
Steps in Force-Field Analysis:
Identify Driving Forces:
List the factors that support and promote change.
Identify Restraining Forces:
List the factors that resist or hinder change.
Assess the Strength of Forces:
Assign a numerical value or strength to each force based on its impact.
Create a Force-Field Analysis Diagram:
Visualize the driving and restraining forces on a diagram, representing their
strength and direction.
Identify strategies to strengthen driving forces, weaken restraining forces, or
Implement and Monitor:
Execute the strategies and continually monitor the balance of forces.
Force-Field Analysis is a valuable tool for change leaders and managers to understand the
dynamics of change, anticipate challenges, and develop targeted strategies to navigate the
complexities of organizational transformation.