Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

The Epic Fall of Guess Jeans And The Marciano Brothers

Technically, Guess went public in 1996. As far as control goes, though, it remains as much a family-run company–family-dominated, really–as when it was founded in 1981. Mercurial, obsessive and opinionated, … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 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

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

Have India’s poor become human guinea pigs?

What Mrs Sodey says she did not know was that her mother-in-law was being enrolled in a drugs trial for the drug Tonapofylline, which was being tested by Biogen Idec. … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are Utilities Ready for Hurricane Sandy?

While utilities practice safety first, once a crisis has passed they hit the ground running, all to clean up the torrent of debris and to turn the lights back on… What’s … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Can Your Boss Threaten to Fire You if You Don’t Vote for Romney?

Last week, timeshare mogul and garish home-owner David Siegel was caught sending an email — largely cribbed from a debunked hoax — darkly suggesting that his employees vote for Mitt Romney because a victory … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to Build Trust in a Virtual Workplace

Building and maintaining trust in the traditional, physical workplace is difficult enough, but the process is even tougher in a virtual environment, where people often have to work with people … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to Measure for a President

When Gallup asked voters what they hoped for in a chief executive, they said honesty, consistency, and good morals. They put those qualities above experience and sound judgment. The darker … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Microsoft’s Lost Decade

Once upon a time, Microsoft dominated the tech industry; indeed, it was the wealthiest corporation in the world. But since 2000, as Apple, Google, and Facebook whizzed by, it has … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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