Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

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

AirAsia’s Chief Responds to Crisis With Quick Compassion

His approach to the crisis mirrors the hands-on philosophy that has helped him to turn what was, 13 years ago, a state-owned airline with millions of dollars in debt into … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Emails Show Conflict Behind ExxonMobil’s Discrimination Policy Case

A vice president of ExxonMobil has lashed out at the head of an LGBT workplace rights organization that called the global oil company “the most antigay corporation in America” because … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

A New Business Strategy: Treating Employees Well

Call centers are not, typically, very happy places… But the employees in this call center in Vermont are rosy-cheeked and—can it be?—smiling. Welcome to King Arthur Flour, a 225-year-old company … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Apple, Facebook will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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