# Force Field Analysis: Driving Forces

Topics: Kurt Lewin, Marriage, Husband Pages: 4 (480 words) Published: November 3, 2012
Force Field Analysis: Driving Forces
Field Analysis: Driving Forces

KURT LEWIN’S CHANGE
THEORY
By: Mandeep Chahal & Arvinder Khaira
Mandeep Chahal Arvinder Khaira

DRIVING FORCE

Driving Forces are forces that push in a direction
that causes change to occur.
They cause a shift in the equilibrium towards
change
change.
i.e. A married couple who has to get ready for a
party, the husband is on the couch watching the
football game. The wife encourages her
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husband to get ready because there is going to
be free beer at the party. The husband starts to
get ready in a hurry. The driving forces are: The
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wife encouraging the husband & The incentive
of free alcohol at the party.

Force Field Analysis: Restraining Forces
Field Analysis: Restraining Forces
Restraining forces are forces that counter driving
forces. They oppose change.
Restraining forces cause a shift in the
equilibrium which opposes change
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i.e.In the case of the husband and wife getting
ready for the party Present at the party is going
ready for the party. Present at the party is going
to be the husbands cousin whom he despises.
The cousin and the husband have not got along
for many years and if the husband was to go,
there surely would be a fight. The husband also
finds out that the beer is non
finds out that the beer is non-alcoholic.

RESTRAINING FORCES
RESTRAINING FORCES

Force Field Analysis: Equilibrium
Field Analysis: Equilibrium
Equilibrium is a state of being where
is state of being where
driving forces equal restraining forces and
no change occurs
no change occurs
Equilibrium can be raised or lowered by
changes that occur between the driving
changes that occur between the driving
and restraining forces

Kurt Lewin’s Change Theory
Lewin Change Theory
Consists of three distinct and vital stages:
of three distinct and vital stages:
“Unfreezing”

“Moving to a new level or Changing”
“Refreezing”

“UNFREEZING”...