WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? BY DR SPENCER
- June 17, 2016
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What is Who move my cheese about?
‘While in the past we may have wanted loyal employees, today we need flexible people who are not possessive about ‘the way things are done around here’.
Who Moved my cheese is a book about change. Dr Spencer addresses the importance of change through a story about finding cheese. Cheese is a metaphor for anything you want to have in life – career, money, relationships, health or spiritual peace of mind. There are four characters – two mice, Sniff and Scurry who are so keen to find and maintain good quality cheese, that they smelled the cheese often so they could know when it was getting old. They were always prepared to work hard, apply new skills and even move on from old cheese immediately as they noticed any decline in quality or quantity. The other characters are two little people, Ham and Haw, who were just, well ‘people’. They found their cheese, became lazy and so complacent, they didn’t notice when the cheese deteriorated and diminished until it finished.
If you do not change, you become extinct!
In this tech savvy age, change is the new normal. There are different pieces of software, systems, toys, apps, phones, PC, tablets and smartwatches launches and a lot more is under development. In 2016, everything is smart – Smartphones, smart watches, smart TVs and even smart clothes (maybe?). Who knows what next?
Movement in a new direction helps you find new cheese!
It is in acquiring new skills, paying attention to industry changes, anticipating change and the readiness to change that gets you the best cheese! The advice is therefore to Smell the cheese often so you know when it’s getting old!
Continuous career and professional development, up-to-date courses and certifications are some tools you can use in finding, keeping and maintaining your cheese.
At WayMaker Learning UK, we provide these services and much more to help you get the skills to keep your cheese. Contact us today or check our courses and our vision as a company out on this very website!
Remember, change is the new normal. See you soon!!!