Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Truck Stop: How One of America’s Steadiest Jobs Turned Into One of Its Most Grueling

This is the experience of many truckers. They are convinced to work as independent contractors by trucking carriers trying to rid themselves of the financial responsibilities of employers and shift … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Now Even University Academic Buildings Are Trying to Look Like Tech Startups

The “student-driven” design “re-thinks campus hierarchy to foster modern ways of learning,” the architects say, to encourage spontaneous faculty and student interaction and create “a project-based learning environment.” To foster … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shinola: The Real History of America’s Most Authentic Fake Brand

A mogul from Texas is using the country’s least aspirational city as the backdrop for his next global lifestyle company–a $225 million experiment in manufactured authenticity. I’m inside the rooftop … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

U.S. Women’s National Team Files Wage Discrimination Complaint Against U.S. Soccer

Five big-name members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a federal wage discrimination complaint on Wednesday, alleging that the U.S. Soccer Federation pays them up to 40 percent … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Snyder unveils sweeping Flint plan

“My view is I want Michigan to be a role model for setting that standard, so I’m going to be calling for legislation to make that standard much higher,” the … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kraft Reveals Revamped Mac and Cheese, 50 Million Boxes Later

Usually when companies come out with a new and improved formula, they want the public to know. But when the item in question is an iconic food product, the calculus gets … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Happens When Millennials Run the Workplace?

Mic’s staff of 106 looks a lot like its target demographic: trim 20-somethings, with beards on the men and cute outfits on the women, who end every sentence with an … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lean In to Crying at Work

When the president of CBS News fired correspondent Mika Brzezinski a decade ago, she cried. And she regrets it. “There was no place for those tears in that moment,” she … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beware the rule-following co-worker, Harvard study warns

Every workplace has them. The colleague who bad-mouths you behind your back at the water cooler. The boss who takes credit for everyone else’s ideas. The sexist jerk people actively avoid by taking circuitous routes to the … Continue reading

December 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

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