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Who Moved My Cheese Analysis * In your opinion, what does the maze represent? What does cheese represent?
The maze represents the path we take in the real world. The maze represents one’s environment. The cheese represents one’s happiness and success; rather that is money or family, whatever someone’s individual happiness and success is. * What types of reactions to change did you observe in the four main characters?
Sniff and Scurry, the two mice, were able to mentally prepare for change by noticing that the Cheese Station C cheese supply had been decreasing. Sniff and Scurry were able to adapt to change and develop a new plan to go find more cheese supply. Hem and Haw, the two humans in the maze, did not mentally prepare for there to be no cheese in Cheese Station C due to the fact that they grew to rely on the constant surplus of cheese at that station. Hem and Haw were scared of the unknown and not willing to adapt to change and go into the maze to locate more cheese (Haw did suggest to go into the maze; however, Hem refused). Haw eventually adapts to change and goes out into the maze in search of new chees, leaving Hem to his old routine and empty Cheese Station C. * Do you find yourself relating to any particular character or behaviors? Which one(s) -- and why?
I believe that I am more like Sniff and Scurry. I try one thing, it doesn’t work, so I try another thing until I get it right. The same goes for when changes are introduced in my department. I am able to see the good in the improvement/change, and I am able to adapt to the change. I do have a few co-workers that are like Hem and do not want to change….old habits die hard. * Describe two (2) parallels or similarities between the story and concepts from the course textbook Switch. 1. The Target story in Chapter 5 parallels the characters of Sniff and Scurry. Robyn…...

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