Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

At Zingerman’s, Pastrami and Partnership to Go

Founded in 1982, Zingerman’s Deli is now known internationally for its many huge and creative sandwiches. President Obama ate there recently. (“The Reuben is killer,” he told a cheering crowd … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tattooed Ottawa Convention Centre workers locked out

Three unionized employees at the Ottawa Convention Centre, or OCC, say they were locked out of the building on Thursday without pay after showing up to work with the tattoos … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jill Abramson Fired from the Times: Was It About Money and Sexism—Or Management Style?

On Tuesday, Jill Abramson was executive editor of The New York Times, 33 months into her tenure as the first woman to run the Times newsroom in the paper’s 161-year history. … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Canada Job Grant NHL playoff ads deliberately pitched to men

A federal TV ad campaign last year promoting new job grants was pitched to young males, even though the grants are available to both men and women. The controversial ads, … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s Buffalo Jills Vs. Buffalo Bills in Ex-Cheerleaders’ New Lawsuit

The Buffalo Bills are the third NFL franchise this year to face allegations of employment violations from their cheerleaders. Current and former Oakland Raiderettes sued their team in January, alleging wage theft … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession

Simply put, being a doctor has become a miserable and humiliating undertaking. Indeed, many doctors feel that America has declared war on physicians—and both physicians and patients are the losers… Yet physicians … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Barra confesses lack of values, not bad apples, led GM to crisis

Even when the evidence of wrongdoing is overwhelming, leaders who are prepared to endure the indignation of grandstanding lawmakers in respectful silence are typically permitted to leave with their professional … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has ruled that football players at Northwestern University are employees and can unionize, the board said Wednesday. In a statement, Northwestern acknowledged the … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Norway’s Army Has Introduced Unisex Dorms and Reports No Problems

It may sound like a counter-intuitive move, but the Norwegian Army’s decision to make females share bedrooms with their male colleagues has actually led to a drop in sexual harassment. The unisex … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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