Kurt Lewin

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An Analysis of Lewin’s Force-Field Theory of Change
Management and Organizational Behavior

Abstract
This core content of this research is concentrated around Kurt Lewin’s Force-Field Theory of Change and how it affected the landscape of the business word and how it applies to the world we live and operate in currently. Many of theories and principles that are generally accepted in the business world today derive from some of the principles outlined by Lewin and his research. His work has been discounted by scholars as it is deemed to be outdated and not applicable to the current world. The paper specifically looks at certain ways in which Lewin’s principles do still apply and how the Force-Field Theory is still a foundational value throughout much of the business world whether directly or through an evolutionary process. It is with this in mind that the paper is created and analyzes real world cases where this process has been executed to successfully help firms and also where it has been abandoned with consequences for other businesses. The creation and implementation of the main focus principles of Lewin’s Force-Field Theory is explained in depth and demonstrates how firms in the present can learn foundational and evolved theories from the work that Lewin executed in the 1900s for success in the present and future of firms across different platforms of business segmentation.

An Analysis of Lewin’s Force-Field Theory of Change
During his life, Kurt Lewin analyzed change before his eyes, not just in his philosophical and psychological seminars and studies. Kurt Lewin was born in 1890 in Prussia (present day Poland) to a fairly middle class environment. Lewin went on to receive a Ph.D. from the University of Berlin after serving in the First World War. Dr. Lewin immigrated to America as World War II erupted and brought with him his knowledge and research that…...

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