Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Fired Via Tweet, Text And Voicemail: Loss Of Job, And Respect

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly found out he had been fired via Twitter. Last summer, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was canned in similar fashion. And … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Residents, Police Turn To Social Media To Communicate Amid Harvey

Many of Tropical Storm Harvey’s stranded flood victims haven’t been able to get through to 911, compounding their fears. That’s when Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor stepped in… These social media platforms … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

These Conservative Christians Are Opposed to Trump—and Suffering the Consequences

America’s divided political environment has made many religious organizations sensitive about what their employees say and do. “A lot of church leaders are wanting to play it especially safe and … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

India Inc tightens screws on quitters venting online

Given how easy it is today for disgruntled or ex-employees to vent in cyberspace, a number of Indian companies are introducing social media policies and non-disparagement clauses… Most likely to bad-mouth … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Team Canada game: Why it’s OK to watch hockey at work

Workplace experts suggest that, in a world where livestreaming, social media and mobile devices are now facts of life, employers might be wise to embrace — or at least acknowledge … Continue reading

February 24, 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

Tools Of Victory: The Tech That Helped Turkish Protesters Save Taksim Square

But with protests continuing in Bosnia, Brazil and with wild scenes in Egypt as a nation faces another coup, democratic movements across the globe can learn from the how the Turkish protesters … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

How A CEO Can Wreck A Brand In One Interview: Lessons From Abercrombie & Fitch Vs. Dove

So, what happened? As best as I can dissect it, the controversial Mr. Jeffries agreed to an interview with Salon in January of ’06 to celebrate the opening of A&F’s flagship store. … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wall Street vs. Its Employees’ Privacy

An unlikely alliance of regulators and industry groups is seeking to carve out exemptions in state laws that would allow certain financial firms to sidestep bans on looking at the … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

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