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The Business Expression “Moving Someone’s Cheese”

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Alyssa from Dallas, Texas, is puzzled by some jargon she hears in her workplace. As a management consultant, she’s often warned by her bosses to make sure that employees don’t think that management is moving their cheese. The phrase references Spencer Johnson’s 1998 bestseller, Who Moved My Cheese? (Bookshop|Amazon) This motivational fable is the story of two mice and two tiny humans caught in a maze, and how they adapt — or don’t — when their usual food source is moved to another location. This is part of a complete episode.

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