Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Starbucks CEO’s Statement About The Election Will Make You Cry

Just hours after election results were in, naming Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States, Starbucks CEO and chairman Howard Schultz sent a powerful email to the coffee … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Patagonia: This is what work-life balance looks like at a company with 100% retention of moms

For 33 years Patagonia has had an on-site child care center that bears little resemblance to what anyone might imagine corporate on-site child care looks like. It is run by … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wells Fargo CEO to forfeit $45 million in pay over fake-accounts scandal

Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive John Stumpf will forfeit compensation worth about $45 million as the bank tries to appease angry lawmakers and regain the trust of customers amid the still-unfolding scandal over fake accounts… Steven … Continue reading

September 28, 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

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

Progressive Salon.com Refuses To Recognize Union One Month After Workers Vote To Organize

One month after its employees voted to unionize, the Salon Media Group, a digital media pioneer and a stalwart of the progressive press, has still refused to recognize the move. … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why business fought the Confederate flag

Not for the first time this year, the concerns of political leaders and business elites converged on a single issue — and swiftly forced dramatic change. The debate over the … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Upwardly Mobile Barista at Starbucks

Starbucks and Arizona State University are collaborating to help cafe workers get college degrees. Is this a model for helping more Americans reach the middle class? In their announcement, Starbucks … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

As in Indiana and Arkansas, corporate America now wields clout on social issues

The controversy over the state’s religious rights measure signed into law last week has been striking for the parade of well-known businesses that not only joined in the opposition to … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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