Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

The Inside Story Of Papa John’s Toxic Culture

Two years ago John Schnatter fancied himself untouchable. He was CEO of Papa John’s, the nationwide pizza chain he founded, and served as its ubiquitous TV pitchman. The business had grown … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

The way we treat pregnancy at work isn’t just wrong—it could be dangerous

I was asked to hide my pregnancy during client trips. During one trip, I presented to clients and shared multiple meals where I had to dodge questions such as, “Why … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fired Via Tweet, Text And Voicemail: Loss Of Job, And Respect

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly found out he had been fired via Twitter. Last summer, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was canned in similar fashion. And … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Starbucks Achieved 100% Equal Pay In The United States

That quick cup of coffee from Starbucks just got a little sweeter. Starbucks Coffee announced yesterday that after a decade of work, the iconic coffee corporation has achieved equal pay for all their … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death

It does require a fairly dystopian strain of doublethink for a company to celebrate how hard and how constantly its employees must work to make a living, given that these … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Women in Architecture Have Their Own Shitty Men List

For women in architecture, the news about Meier (and his penchant for bathrobes) was already familiar through the whisper network. Meier’s acclaim, combined with a reported decade of unchecked behavior, was, for … Continue reading

March 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Masturbating Inmates Are A ‘Traumatizing’ Daily Problem For Female Lawyers In This Jail

The female public defenders at Cook County Jail are dealing with an unimaginably hostile work environment. Male inmates in courtroom lockups and Cook County Jail, one of the country’s largest, … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Robots descending on Michigan industrial workplaces in record numbers

  Robots are descending on industrial workplaces in record numbers… The rise of robots is a “mixed development. It clearly prompts anxiety among workers but also delivers competitiveness and productivity for companies,” said … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Quiet Rise in Wildland-Firefighter Suicides

Over the past decade, there’s been a quiet acknowledgement within America’s firefighting community that suicide is widespread, and that there are still probably many cases that haven’t been reported. As … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

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