Name Professor Course Date Critique: Who Moved my Cheese? When people are faced with situations or decisions that are difficult you will almost always hear the saying “change is part of life.” The meaning of this saying is often misunderstood and change is most of the time an obstacle in life that is unwelcome. Many people fear change because it is usually inconvenient and unexpected. Change brings with it an uncertain feeling that overpowers any perceived benefits that could come from the change. How then have organizations and individuals overcome the fear of change and accepted change to achieve a success that is even greater than before? Who moved my Cheese is a book that illustrates how different people react to the changes that occur in life. This book shows the ways in which people can change how they react to change so that they can reap the benefits When coming to college students may feel they know exactly what they want but they encounter change at every turn. They have to regularly make decisions. The book could help freshmen to accept and move on with any changes they face. In this important growing time change becomes crucial. Reading “Who moved my cheese” could help the students know how to accept change and allow it to help in their personal growth as opposed to allowing their lives to be controlled by the fear of change. In conclusion people can only grow if they accept change’s positive effects. Change may be uncomfortable and frightening but ultimately it helps us lead meaningful lives. Fearing change causes people to stay idle and forfeit their chance of achieving success. Who moved my cheese illustrates perfectly the benefits that come with accepting change. Work Cited Johnson Spencer. Who Moved My Cheese? 2015. Internet resource. [...]
Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life Hardcover – September 8, 1998 by Spencer Johnson (Author), Kenneth Blanchard (Foreword) A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parabel to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life. It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze. If the same old routines worked. If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese." But things keep changing... Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the coauthor of the multimillion bestseller The One Minute Manager, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude. Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese? can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life. Instructions: Read and critic the book describing the four characters and provide a detail overview from your perspective what you got out of the book. Identify the character(s) that best fits your personality as you are now based on your findings what changes or improvements should be made.