Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Google’s “Shadow Workforce” Has Demands

Every day, tens of thousands of “TVCs”—internal lingo for temporary staffers, independent vendors, and contractors—show up for work at Google. As with so many organizations, Google’s workforce is composed of … Continue reading

December 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

What Two Starbucks Employees Made of the Company’s Anti-Bias Training

In April [2018], two men visited a Starbucks in downtown Philadelphia, for a business meeting. First, they were refused a request to use the bathroom before they’d ordered, and then an … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Starbucks Achieved 100% Equal Pay In The United States

That quick cup of coffee from Starbucks just got a little sweeter. Starbucks Coffee announced yesterday that after a decade of work, the iconic coffee corporation has achieved equal pay for all their … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Women of Color Hit a ‘Concrete Ceiling’ in Business

Many women of color who have made it to the executive suite describe the process as breaking through not a glass ceiling, but a concrete one.  Research suggests that women … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Companies Are Different When More Women Are in Power

Companies run differently when more women hold power. Female executives often serve as role models for other women in the company. They push for better diversity practices and help men … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

New MSNBC Host Talks About Why The Network Is Adding More Diversity To Its Roster

Reid debuted as the permanent host of “The Reid Report” on Monday. She joins other hosts of color at the network, including Tamron Hall, Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Sharpton, Alex Wagner … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

French recycling company adopts ‘secularism charter’

Paprec, a recycling company in the northern Paris suburb of La Courneuve, became France’s first privately-owned business to adopt a so-called “secularism charter” on Tuesday, which forbids its employees from … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Boulder County law enforcement agencies strive to meet multilingual needs

While law enforcement agencies across Boulder County employ multilingual officers, dispatchers and other staff members, officials note it is difficult to guarantee that those staff members — even those who … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Changing of the Guard in a Traditionally Male Industry

The announcement that Mary T. Barra will become the first female chief executive of General Motors is more than a human resources changeup. It’s a nod to the changing times. … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment


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