Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

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

Say Goodbye to Spain’s Glorious Three-Hour Lunch Break

For decades, campaigners in the country have complained that the average Spaniard’s habit of keeping extremely late hours and taking delightfully long lunch breaks was making everyday life harder for … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

On paper, Uber’s business in China looks like it is getting crushed by its Chinese rival. But after interviewing several Uber drivers in Shanghai, I made a surprising discovery: Uber … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

These Conservative Christians Are Opposed to Trump—and Suffering the Consequences

America’s divided political environment has made many religious organizations sensitive about what their employees say and do. “A lot of church leaders are wanting to play it especially safe and … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Facebook Raises The Bar For Supporting Grieving Employees

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has raised the bar on a very important employment benefit most people hope they’ll never use: paid bereavement leave ― the time off you … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

MP says her baby was kicked out of House

A Quebec MP is calling for change after she says she was asked to remove her three-month-old baby from the House of Commons during a vote. Hassainia, who is still … Continue reading

February 8, 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 Case for Day Care at the Office

Child-care centers can be expensive and complex to run. But companies say they pay off in employee morale and retention. Word count: 1,062 words Access the full story here.

November 5, 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

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