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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

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

Out of India’s Trash Heaps, More Than a Shred of Dignity

As with so many social changes, it began with organizing. In 1993, a collective called Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat(K.K.P.K.P.) was established in Pune, with an ambitious goal: to organize waste-pickers, … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Capital of Water

Implausible as it might sound, Milwaukee is transforming itself from a dying industrial center into a technology mecca–a water technology mecca. The region is home to more than 150 water-related … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The CEO of Siemens on Using a Scandal to Drive Change

With Siemens reeling amid a global bribery investigation, its board hired Peter Löscher as the first outsider to become the company’s top leader. Here’s how he quickly moved to rebuild … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Protest Stops China Sewage Pipeline Project

Photos posted on Chinese social media sites show an angry crowd storming the government compound, ransacking offices and overturning cars. Residents in Qidong have said the proposed 110-kilometer (70-mile) pipeline … Continue reading

July 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Apple, Challenged By Greenpeace, Says It Has A Plan To Run Greener Data Centers

Greenpeace International gave Apple a mixed review over its clean energy plans for its data centers, the huge servers farms that power its iCloud and other online services like iTunes, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to Tell if Your Favorite Companies Are Truly Progressive or Secretly Selling Out

But does literally selling out mean a company will virtually do so as well? For many small, ethically minded companies, the choice to remain independent or sell is a catch-22. … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mixed Messages: Corporations Play Both Sides On The Climate

A new study out from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) examined 28 publicly traded companies in the S&P500, comparing their public relations stance on climate change with actions they … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

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