Who Moved My Cheese


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Who Moved My Cheese

  1. 1. Presentation<br />On<br />“Who Moved My Cheese?”<br />By Soumik Mukherjee,PGDM,Sem-1,Roll No-49<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br /><ul><li>This book was written by Dr.spencer johnson.
  3. 3. Published on year 1998.
  4. 4. Known for simplicity.</li></li></ul><li>The Story<br />Once upon a time . . .<br />Four little characters who ran through a maze looking for cheese to nourish them and make them happy<br /><ul><li>Four Imaginary Characters
  5. 5. The Mice</li></ul> Sniff<br /> Scurry<br /><ul><li> The Littlepeople (two beings as small as mice </li></ul> but who look and act a lot like people)<br /> Hem<br /> Haw<br />
  6. 6. The Story (cont.)<br /><ul><li>Search for The Cheese
  7. 7. Sniff and Scurry</li></ul>Simple rodent brains<br />Good instincts<br /><ul><li>Hem and Haw</li></ul>Complex brains<br />Beliefs and emotions<br /><ul><li>activity
  8. 8. Sniff and Scurry</li></ul>Trial and error<br />Often lost<br />Bumped into walls<br /><ul><li>Hem and Haw</li></ul>Ability to think and learn<br />Perception clouded by <br />beliefs and emotions<br />
  9. 9. The Story (cont.)<br /><ul><li>Routine
  10. 10. Sniff and Scurry
  11. 11. Hem and Haw
  12. 12. Also raced toward Cheese Station C </li></ul> each morning<br /><ul><li>Until different routine set in . . .
  13. 13. Dressed in their running gear
  14. 14. Head over to Cheese Station C
  15. 15. Returning to their cheese </li></ul> each morning<br /><ul><li>Sniffed, scratched, scurried around</li></ul> inspecting<br /><ul><li>Every night, they would return home </li></ul> full of cheese<br /><ul><li>Every morning, they would confidently </li></ul> return for more<br /><ul><li>They thought they worked hard, they</li></ul> deserve this Cheese<br /><ul><li>No Cheese
  16. 16. Sniff and Scurry
  17. 17. Hem and Haw
  18. 18. Unaware of their changing </li></ul> environment<br /><ul><li>Unprepared to find their Cheese </li></ul> missing<br /><ul><li>since Sniff and Scurry had noticed their diminishing supply of cheese, they weren’t surprised
  19. 19. Prepared for the inevitable
  20. 20. Knew instinctively what to do</li></li></ul><li>The Story (cont.)<br /><ul><li>Response
  21. 21. Sniff and Scurry
  22. 22. Hem and Haw
  23. 23. Hem and Haw still </li></ul>analyzing situation<br /><ul><li>Angry about the injustice
  24. 24. Looking for benefits
  25. 25. Feeling entitled and </li></ul>betrayed<br /><ul><li>Farther and farther into the </li></ul> maze<br /><ul><li>Up and down corridors
  26. 26. Single goal of finding more </li></ul> cheese<br /><ul><li>Entered an area where they </li></ul> had never been<br /><ul><li>Hem and Haw continue </li></ul> to hem and haw<br /><ul><li>Further Response
  27. 27. Sniff and scurry found their cheese and enjoyed it.
  28. 28. Haw who initially insisted to wait for the cheese to </li></ul> appear, learned from his mistake. He went out to the unknown <br /> and found his cheese after long struggle.<br /><ul><li>Hem expecting miracle waited for easy cheese to appear </li></ul> but it never did.<br />
  29. 29. Example cited which is <br />Related to management<br /><ul><li>Project Management</li></ul>The application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to <br /> project activities to meet project requirements<br /><ul><li>what do we do as Project Managers?
  30. 30. Realize that we are cultural “change agents”
  31. 31. Learn how to identify cultural differences that may impact our projects
  32. 32. Learn how to resolve these cultural differences</li></li></ul><li>X<br />X + sd<br />X - sd<br />X - 2sd<br />Spectrum of Acceptance<br />Early<br />Majority<br />Late<br />Majority<br />Early<br />Adopters<br />Laggards<br />Innovators<br />Time<br />Average Time of <br />Adoption<br />
  33. 33. Theme<br /><ul><li>Change Happens</li></ul>They Keep Moving The Cheese<br /><ul><li>Anticipate Change</li></ul>Get Ready For The Cheese To Move<br /><ul><li>Monitor Change</li></ul>Smell the Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old<br /><ul><li>Adapt To Change Quickly</li></ul>The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese<br /><ul><li>Change</li></ul>Move With The Cheese<br /><ul><li>Enjoy Change!</li></ul>Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese<br /><ul><li>Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy </li></ul> It Again And Again<br />They Keep Moving The Cheese<br />
  34. 34. Summary<br /><ul><li>Get your cheese</li></ul> Project Management is about implementing Change<br />Project Managers are Change Agents<br /> Cultural differences can be a significant <br /> barrier to change<br /><ul><li>Seek first to understand!
  35. 35. Sniff for changes
  36. 36. Do not hesitate to change
  37. 37. Move with the cheese because it is of prime importance</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br /><ul><li>An optimistic view to change.
  38. 38. Identify your cheese.
  39. 39. Change is opportunity.
  40. 40. Change is uncontrollable.
  41. 41. Learn from others success.
  42. 42. Learn from your failure.
  43. 43. Change is good and exciting.</li>