Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

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

Why CEOs Like Rex Tillerson Fail in Washington

The fact that Tillerson publicly clashed with Trump over everything from North Korea policy to relative IQ did nothing to make his job any easier, but his sorry legacy as secretary of state was … Continue reading

March 18, 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

What Amazon Does to Poor Cities

San Bernardino is just one of the many communities across the country grappling with the same question: Is any new job a good job? These places, often located in the … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of ‘Disruption’

Like some of the most exciting start-ups of this century, Airbnb is a new kind of “aggregation” platform. It’s a portal that connects producers and consumers in the marketplace for … Continue reading

February 7, 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

The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress

The little black dress (or LBD, as it is commonly abbreviated) was a uniform designed to keep certain women in their place. Only later was it co-opted as haute couture … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

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