Force field analysis april2011

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Associate Professor Regine Wagner's workshop slides. Workshop to support the FLI, CSU (Aus) & Massey (NZ) research project “Fostering institutional change through distributive leadership approaches: …

Associate Professor Regine Wagner's workshop slides. Workshop to support the FLI, CSU (Aus) & Massey (NZ) research project “Fostering institutional change through distributive leadership approaches: Engaging academics and teaching support staff in blended and flexible learning”is being conducted as a partnership between CSU and Massey Universities.

The research methodology includes a force field analysis as a mechanism for analysing and describing the driving and constraining forces that shape the project at international, national, and local institutional levels.

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  • 1. FORCE FIELD ANALYSIS A TOOL TO DOCUMENT, DESCRIBE AND ANALYSE ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  • 2. ASSOC PROFESSOR REGINE WAGER VISITING FELLOW, FLEXIBLE LEARNING INSTITUTE, CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  • 3. WHY “FORCE FIELD ANALYSIS”?
    • The research project “ Fostering institutional change through distributive leadership approaches: Engaging academics and teaching support staff in blended and flexible learning” is being conducted as a partnership between CSU and Massey Universities.
    • The research methodology includes a force field analysis as a mechanism for analysing and describing the driving and constraining forces that shape the project at international, national, and local institutional levels.
    04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  • 4. WORKSHOP ON FORCE FIELD ANALYSIS
    • The “Sydney meeting” between Charles Sturt University (Australia) and Massey University (New Zealand) in Sydney, 7 th -8 th April, 2011
    04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  • 5. FIELD THEORY 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER ‘ If you truly want to understand something, try to change it’ Kurt Lewin 1890-1947 Field theory in social science : selected theoretical papers, Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1975, c1951 Describing and analysing dynamic social processes
  • 6. IMPORTANT TERMS
    • Status quo
    • Driving Forces
    • Restraining Forces
    • Quasi-stationary equilibrium
    04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  • 7. STATUS QUO
    • ‘ In any problem situation the existing condition has been reached
    • because of a number of opposing forces’
    04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER Status quo Restraining Driving
  • 8. DRIVING FORCES
    • ‘ Some of these forces push towards a solution to the problem’
    04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  • 9. RESTRAINING FORCES
    • ‘ Other forces inhibit improvements or solutions’
    04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  • 10. SO?
    • ‘ Until the relative strength of the forces is changed, the problem will continue to persist’
    • Quotations from: Quality Foundations Supplement and Reference Guide 1998-2000, CarillonTechnologies Ltd.
    04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  • 11. QUASI-STATIONARY EQUILIBRIUM 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER An organisational state where everything is in balance yet change processes have not been suspended
  • 12. 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER Shared Language
  • 13. 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER The Partnership Describing Analysing Changing Tools Strategies
    • Tools
    • Force Field Analyses at all levels
    • Quasi-stationary Equilibrium Analyses at institutional level
    • … .
    • ……
    Strategies CSU case studies reflect institutional change strategies MU………..
  • 14. 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER How to change the status quo ? Status quo Driving Forces Restraining Forces
  • 15. 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER Strategies – From description to analysis to change
    • Driving Forces
    • Adding
    • Strengthening
    • Extending
    • Focusing
    • Restraining Forces
    • Reducing
    • Weakening
    • Shortening
    • Balancing
    • Accepting
    • Sidestepping
    Outcomes ? Unintended Outcomes ?
  • 16. 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER The context of ‘the partnership’ - FFA of common forces International Forces ……………… .. …………… .. National Forces ……… .. …………… Institutional Forces ……… .. ……………