Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

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

Residents, Police Turn To Social Media To Communicate Amid Harvey

Many of Tropical Storm Harvey’s stranded flood victims haven’t been able to get through to 911, compounding their fears. That’s when Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor stepped in… These social media platforms … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

France gives workers ‘right to disconnect’ from office email

A new labor law that took effect on Sunday gives employees the “right to disconnect” from email, smartphones and other electronic leashes once their working day has ended.  “These measures … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Repeated Racism of Snapchat

One of Snapchat’s more unusual features is its set of face-morphing filters. They’re essentially algorithmic funhouse mirrors: You can swipe different ways of contorting faces seen through your phone camera … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · 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

Managers Turn to Computer Games, Aiming for More Efficient Employees

BetterWorks makes office software that blends aspects of social media, fitness tracking and video games into a system meant to keep employees more engaged with their work and one another. … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

India Inc tightens screws on quitters venting online

Given how easy it is today for disgruntled or ex-employees to vent in cyberspace, a number of Indian companies are introducing social media policies and non-disparagement clauses… Most likely to bad-mouth … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Team Canada game: Why it’s OK to watch hockey at work

Workplace experts suggest that, in a world where livestreaming, social media and mobile devices are now facts of life, employers might be wise to embrace — or at least acknowledge … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Social media valued in business – but for leaders, not staff

The use of social media in the workplace is regarded as being good for business and its leaders, but not necessarily for staff. Story length: 527 words Access the full … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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