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Who Moved My Cheese

Who Moved My Cheese? - Book Review

who moved my cheese

I’m not sure why it’s taken a while to review this fabulous book. First published in 1999, this is a must for anyone to understand the impact of change on us humans.

In essence it’s about four mice who find that the place where they normally find cheese, no longer has any cheese. Each of the characters reacts differently to the change.

It only take about an hour to read. You’ll hear people refer to this book when they say. “Oh, has someone moved your cheese?”

When you read it you can’t help reflect on your own attitude to change. And with that you’ll think about whether you need to work on that attitude. You instant reaction may well be different to your considered response, and this book help you work out your approach. 

Managing change – tip on making it easier to introduce change

Change management training

Change management training helps managers implement large and small change

Managing change – tip on making it easier to change.

Whenever there is significant change to implement in a team, a department, or an organisation, we are told to plan it carefully, think of the reactions and prepare for all scenarios. But we know that some people are just not that good at change, so what can we do.

One of the short answers is to create a culture of change. In other words create a culture that is always preparing its people for change. We don’t know what that change will be, but we know there will be change.

In team meetings the leader can emphasis when change happens, make comments about what has changed, especially when those less keen on any change, make a change themselves. There may be changes in people, price updates, product updates, market updates, all relating to change. In this way you are subconsciously creating a culture of change.

To be more overt you can state your aim that you want create a culture of change. You can ask for their opinions on why this might be a good idea and what changes they can expect.

Either way, if we underline any change, and the fact that change is happening all the time, when it comes instigating your new change your people might be that much more positive about it, because you’ve created a change culture.