This week we will be exploring how we handle change in our

This week we will be exploring how we handle change in our lives whether it is in an organization or in our own personal life. For some, a little change such as new drapes or a new team member can have a lot of resistance. For others, these changes may not even be noticed. This may also depend on what coping state we are in our lives at the time of the change.
Watch the following you tube video “who moved my cheese?”. Full movie:
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Describe 2 examples from the movie, reading from the text or own personal experience that you would like to share. (names can be changed) based on the following: ( 1-2 pages)
1. Resistance to change in the workplace or life experience.
2. Commitment to change in the workplace or life experience.
also,please read another student’s post and reply. below is a student’s post
1. Resistance to change in the workplace or life experience
Resistance to change is defined in our textbook as,”an emotional/behavioral response to real or imagined threats to an established work routine” (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013). There can be many variables that play a role into why a recipient may resist change. Some variables could be an individual’s predisposition toward change, surprise and fear of the unknown, fear of failure, loss of status and/or job security, peer pressure, and past success (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013).An example of resistance from my own personal experience in the workplace would have to be my resistance to change to a higher position in my workplace. As an assistant teacher at a daycare, I was countlessly offered the opportunity to move to a lead teacher in one of the preschool classrooms. Although I was constantly reassured by the director and supervisor of the daycare that I was fit for the higher position, I still had this fear of failing as a lead teacher if I took the position, therefore, I countlessly denied the opportunity and resisted change. For months I was intimidated by the change of status and the bigger responsibilities I’d have to take on, especially with the children’s parents, and I would doubt my capabilities, but after a year that finally changed.In the video, ‘Who Moved my Cheese,” an example of resistance to change is how when the cheese was gone from station C, Hem resisted on the fact that they could go out and find cheese elsewhere. He was so comfortable knowing that the cheese was originally there, that he didn’t want it to be elsewhere.2. Commitment to change in the workplace or life experience.Commitment to change, whether it be in the workplace or in life, can be difficult. Some steps that could be taken in order to make change smoother, as John Kotter expresses, are: to establish a sense of urgency, create the guiding coalition, develop a vision and strategy, communicate the change vision, empower broad-based action, generate short-term wins, consolidate gains and produce more change, and anchor new approaches in the culture (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013).As I mentioned above, I had resisted change in my place of work due to many fears, but after a year of being an assistant, and continually being offered a lead teacher position, I decided to face my fears and take the promotion! In all honesty, although it may have been scary at first to take on a higher position, I learned that it wasn’t bad at all! I felt much more liberated with the higher position; I felt free to plan my own activities with the kid’s, rather than relying on someone else’s directions, and I was able to connect with the parents on another level that I wasn’t able to before. I was committed to the new position, committed to the change, and committed to continue to grow!In the video, ‘Who Moved my Cheese,” initially, the mice were the ones who were committed to change and took off immediately to find new cheese when they noticed there was no more in station C. After initially resisting change, Haw decided to go off, listen to his instincts, and find new cheese; he became committed to change! Haw was able to change his old beliefs, but he learned that although change wouldn’t happen all of the sudden, it could lead to something better, such as, finding new cheese in station N! He let go of his past and adapted to the present, he committed to change.

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