Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Sears Was the Amazon of Its Time—Until It Made Preventable Mistakes

Sears’s playbook both explains and predicts the awe-inspiring (and, occasionally, confusion-inspiring) strategy of Jeff Bezos and his Seattle juggernaut. But as much as Amazon’s leaders can learn about their own company … Continue reading

October 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Wells Fargo CEO to forfeit $45 million in pay over fake-accounts scandal

Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive John Stumpf will forfeit compensation worth about $45 million as the bank tries to appease angry lawmakers and regain the trust of customers amid the still-unfolding scandal over fake accounts… Steven … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Starbucks to encourage baristas to discuss race relations with customers

Starbucks published a full page ad in the New York Timeson Sunday — a stark, black, page with a tiny caption “Shall We Overcome?” in the middle, and the words … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

McDonald’s Seeks Its Fast-Food Soul

McDonald’s is having an identity crisis. For years, it has lurched from showcasing new items — salads! Egg White Delight McMuffins! sliced apples! — to mining nostalgia for its basic … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Los Angeles Philharmonic faces up to a daunting future

Orchestras across the country have been shaken by the loss of subscribers, aging audiences, declining corporate donations, labor strife and the struggle of remaining relevant in an era when technology … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Comcast Confessions: Growing Pains of a Goliath

The Verge interviewed more than 150 current and former employees in an effort to understand Comcast’s lousy reputation. We heard the same stories over and over again: customer service has … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession

Simply put, being a doctor has become a miserable and humiliating undertaking. Indeed, many doctors feel that America has declared war on physicians—and both physicians and patients are the losers… Yet physicians … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Tim Cook Doesn’t Care About ‘The Bloody ROI’

The point is that Apple makes a lot of money not only because it has a very efficient supply chain but also because it has created a customer ecosystem that, as … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why CVS Isn’t Selling Cigarettes Anymore

CVS’s 800 MinuteClinics are the country’s largest provider of retail health care, and its staff does everything from writing prescriptions to providing vaccinations. The company’s decision reveals the tension many … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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