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Running head: CHANGE MANAGEMENT Force Field Analysis and SMART goal setting Submitted by: Student ID: Tutor’s Name: Date:
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Change Management 2 Force Field Analysis and SMART goal setting Introduction Change management is the techniques, tools, and processes to administer change all with the goal of achieving a required outcome. The general objective of change is improving the state of individuals and organizations all by altering how daily activities and procedures operate (Todnem, 2005: 370). There are several tools and methods for running change. Force Field Analysis and SMART are some of the most efficient ways of managing change. This fact has been discussed in the paper below. What are Force Field Analysis and SMART and how can they is used to manage change? To begin with, Force Field Analysis is a mode of discussing, listing, and evaluating some of the various forces that act against off for a change that has been proposed by an individual or a corporation. The method is very instrumental I the process of change because it helps people and managers get a powerful depiction of the forces that might affect a planned change. Other factors that are analyzed in Force Field Analysis the advantages and the disadvantages of change. When pros and cons are understood, it becomes very easy to strengthen the forces that enhance the implementation of change while at the same time drawing strategies to reduce the impact of the opposing powers. The analysis is defined by two forces. They are the restraining and the driving forces. After analysis of the driving and the restraining forces, a total score is done for each as a way of determining the feasibility of change. Manageable actions are taken to help in strengthening the driving forces, to weaken restraining forces, and even create new driving forces (Baulcomb, 2013: 277). The Force Field Analysis helps in managing change through three main actions. It helps in identifying obstacles to the success of the change, it helps in suggesting actions that bring down the power of the barriers, and it is vital in determining the support that is required
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Change Management 3 by a proposed change. In addition to that, it helps understand various considerations such as
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