2 Author Dr. Spencer Johnson. Title Who moved my cheese? : an amazing way to deal with change in your work and in yourlife.Publisher New York : G.P.Putnam's Sons,c1998.
3 Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson (1998) is a simple tale that represents the great impact that change can potentially have on our lives. When notdealt with effectively, this story demonstrates how change can defeat anindividual, physically and emotionally
4 It is the story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy.Two of the characters are mice and the other two are“little people,” who are just like human beings,
5 The mice are able to adapt to the change and move with the “cheese The mice are able to adapt to the change and move with the “cheese.” Only one ofthe “little people,” named Haw, however, is able to successfully deal with, and adaptto, the change. His counterpart, Hem, is left feeling confused, defeated, andunmotivated to adapt to the change – that is, he is unwilling to move with his“cheese”.
6 Finally, although Johnson claims that the book is “an amazing way to deal with change in your work and everyday life,” the story mainly focuses on change in theworkplace. It can be applied to any type of change in your life, however, theexamples given in the book, along with the quotes provided in the beginning, allrefer to change in the work environment. The author does not cite any otherexamples or “real-life” instances, aside from the work environment, where anindividual was forced to move with his cheese.
7 Who Moved My Cheese. , can be very effective in psychotherapy Who Moved My Cheese?, can be very effective in psychotherapy. It tells a greatstory, and can provide clients with tremendous insight into their problem and aboveall, insight into effective ways to manage their problem, along with their fears.This book can provide clients with lessons that will last a lifetime.