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Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

The Happiness Machine: Google

The change in maternity leave exemplifies how POPS has helped Google become the country’s best employer. Under Bock, Google’s HR department functions more like a rigorous science lab than the … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Milk ladies’ helping needy mothers one milk run at a time

For nearly 30 years, the women have trekked the Chicago area dropping off cases of brand-name baby formula for mothers who can’t afford to feed their infants. The original eight … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mothers Of Invention: How Moms Help Huggies Innovate

All around the world, mothers, a.k.a. “mompreneurs,” are inventing new child-care products–so Kimberly-Clark thought, why not collaborate with them (and save the R&D budget in the process? “I realized that … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pregnancy Discrimination Claims On The Rise, EEOC Reports

In public hearing held Feb. 12, the commission reported that “53,865 charges alleging pregnancy discrimination” had been made over the past 10 fiscal years, amounting to “$150.5 million in monetary … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Key to U.S. Competitiveness: Work-Life Balance

But there are some very real costs associated with inflexible workplaces: distraction, disengagement, and attrition of valuable employees, which leads to reduced productivity. The American Management Association reports that the … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Susan G. Komen Loses Support after Planned Parenthood Decision

After partnering with Planned Parenthood for the past five years to provide cancer screenings to low-income patients, Komen announced on Tuesday that it would sever ties with the family planning … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job

Few people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her pregnancy, is fired from her position as a cashier because she … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Do So Few Mothers Want To Work Full-Time?

When asked their work preferences, 58 percent of mothers say they want to work part-time, and only 33 percent say they want to work full-time. Contrast that with the work … Continue reading

December 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

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