Who Moved My Cheese?

Tonight’s feature presentation (without popcorn) was a 20-minute video of the Spencer Johnson “classic” book, “Who Moved My Cheese?”

For the record, I did not like this book when I had to read it 10 years ago as part of my undergrad work, and I wasn’t thrilled with this cartoon either. But, okay, I get it: change happens, and we need to be prepared for it when it comes.

The main point of the book, and of this movie, is that people in the workforce need to learn to deal with and embrace change, as today’s work environment is one where change is often the only constant.

Here are the main points from the movie, as shared by Haw in his scribbles:

Change Happens
They Keep Moving The Cheese
Anticipate Change
Get Ready For The Cheese To Move
Monitor Change
Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old
Adapt To Change Quickly
The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese
Change
Move With The Cheese
Enjoy Change!
Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese!
Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again & Again
They Keep Moving The Cheese.

We can never assume that things will just remain the same, so we need to avoid becoming complacent. By moving beyond our comfort zones we can remain flexible and adaptive to new conditions, new rules, new procedures, and new cheese. Cheesy!

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