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: 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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Force field analysis april2011

  1. 1. FORCE FIELD ANALYSIS A TOOL TO DOCUMENT, DESCRIBE AND ANALYSE ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  2. 2. ASSOC PROFESSOR REGINE WAGER VISITING FELLOW, FLEXIBLE LEARNING INSTITUTE, CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  3. 3. WHY “FORCE FIELD ANALYSIS”? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  4. 4. WORKSHOP ON FORCE FIELD ANALYSIS <ul><li>The “Sydney meeting” between Charles Sturt University (Australia) and Massey University (New Zealand) in Sydney, 7 th -8 th April, 2011 </li></ul>04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  5. 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. 6. IMPORTANT TERMS <ul><li>Status quo </li></ul><ul><li>Driving Forces </li></ul><ul><li>Restraining Forces </li></ul><ul><li>Quasi-stationary equilibrium </li></ul>04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  7. 7. STATUS QUO <ul><li>‘ In any problem situation the existing condition has been reached </li></ul><ul><li>because of a number of opposing forces’ </li></ul>04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER Status quo Restraining Driving
  8. 8. DRIVING FORCES <ul><li>‘ Some of these forces push towards a solution to the problem’ </li></ul>04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  9. 9. RESTRAINING FORCES <ul><li>‘ Other forces inhibit improvements or solutions’ </li></ul>04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  10. 10. SO? <ul><li>‘ Until the relative strength of the forces is changed, the problem will continue to persist’ </li></ul><ul><li>Quotations from: Quality Foundations Supplement and Reference Guide 1998-2000, CarillonTechnologies Ltd. </li></ul>04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER
  11. 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. 12. 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER Shared Language
  13. 13. 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER The Partnership Describing Analysing Changing Tools Strategies <ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Force Field Analyses at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Quasi-stationary Equilibrium Analyses at institutional level </li></ul><ul><li>… . </li></ul><ul><li>…… </li></ul>Strategies CSU case studies reflect institutional change strategies MU………..
  14. 14. 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER How to change the status quo ? Status quo Driving Forces Restraining Forces
  15. 15. 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER Strategies – From description to analysis to change <ul><li>Driving Forces </li></ul><ul><li>Adding </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening </li></ul><ul><li>Extending </li></ul><ul><li>Focusing </li></ul><ul><li>Restraining Forces </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing </li></ul><ul><li>Weakening </li></ul><ul><li>Shortening </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing </li></ul><ul><li>Accepting </li></ul><ul><li>Sidestepping </li></ul>Outcomes ? Unintended Outcomes ?
  16. 16. 04/18/11 REGINE WAGNER The context of ‘the partnership’ - FFA of common forces International Forces ……………… .. …………… .. National Forces ……… .. …………… Institutional Forces ……… .. ……………

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