Then one day, they arrive to collect their cheese and it’s gone! Nothing. Nada. Just an empty cheese store.
🐭 Sniff & Scurry enthusiastically run off to find new cheese, whilst Hem & Haw return to the same place each day, moaning and complaining that there is no cheese and hoping that it will return.
Eventually, Haw releases the cheese is not coming back, so he sets off in search of new cheese. He tries to persuade Hem to join him but he’s not having any of it - adamant that he prefers this cheese, so he’ll just wait for it to come back.
So… off Haw sets, leaving writing on the wall for Hem if he chooses to follow him. When he finds the new store, 🐭 Sniff and Scurry are already there, stuffing their little mouse tummies with the lovely new cheese!
I’ve told this story a few times recently because the cheese has definitely moved for most of us.
✅The way we recruit has changed.
✅The way our team want to work has changed.
✅What the younger generation expect from a job has changed.
✅The size of the available workforce has changed.
✅How long many people stay in a role has changed.
✅The supply chain has changed.
✅What our customers/clients/service users expect has changed.
The cheese has moved!!
So… are you like Sniff & Scurry - already munching on new cheese?
Like Haw who was a little slow to the party?
Or are you like Hem wondering where the bloody hell the cheese has gone and moaning about it?
Change can be difficult but if you are not constantly innovating and changing the way you work, you could be in trouble.
PS. Want to know if Hem decided to go look for new cheese? Then you’d better read the book or book a free diagnostic session with me! 😊
Business & management coach, mentor, trainer, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, (and chief pot and bottle washer!)