3Whole-Scale Change: Unleashing the Magic in Organizations Bad: concepts are too abstract, full of jargon, and have minimal deliverablesGood: sharing information but this piece failed to provide consideration for implementation of the data
4Human Resource Champions Role of Human Resources within an organizationWhat role does H.R. play in each of your organizations?
5Origins of Popular Phrases Dressed to the NinesThe Ninth Row in the theater was considered the best seats in the house and therefore the most expensive. Those who could afford those seats could also afford the most fashionable clothing.
6Origins of Popular Phrases The Whole Nine Yards?This was the length of ammunition clips in WWII for fighter planes based in England flying missions over Germany. To give the whole nine yards meant exhausting all of your ammunition.
7Origins of Popular Phrases Break a leg.Old Theaters had their stages built on platforms. In the event the performance was really well received, the audiences’ foot stomping was so raucous, it would break one the braces the stage was built on.
8Origins of Popular Phrases Who cut the Cheese?To prepare management students for the “soon to be released” book, “Who moved my Cheese?”
9“Who Moved My Cheese?” The parable of Hem, Haw, Sniff and Scurry. The translation?
10Who Moved My Cheese? What is the Cheese? Anything your firm wants or needs for survival.
11Who Moved My Cheese? Who can move your cheese? Anyone. (Customers, competitors, government, employees).
12Who Moved My Cheese? Will your cheese move? Yes. How? Every way that you can imagine, and then some.Who has had their cheese moved?
13Who Moved My Cheese?What can we do?Be prepared.How?
14Who Moved My Cheese? Don’t be afraid. Always evaluate the cheese (is it getting old).Get past your fear. (Whetton and Cameron, “When was the last time you tried something you thought would fail?”
15Who Moved My Cheese? Imagine the cheese of the future. When you let go, really let go.Understand this process is important.
16Who Moved My Cheese? Take aways? Be a learning organization, be agile, and ready to move.
17Who Moved My Cheese? Just another management fad? According the Amazon’s recently concluded shareholders meeting, it is their #2 revenue generator behind the scooter.Why?Sometimes, simple is better.