Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

The Case for Day Care at the Office

Child-care centers can be expensive and complex to run. But companies say they pay off in employee morale and retention. Word count: 1,062 words Access the full story here.

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Upwardly Mobile Barista at Starbucks

Starbucks and Arizona State University are collaborating to help cafe workers get college degrees. Is this a model for helping more Americans reach the middle class? In their announcement, Starbucks … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Executive Women, Finding (and Owning) Their Voice

What does it mean for women to have a “voice” in meetings? How can they navigate perceptions around assertiveness, particularly when they are often judged more harshly than men? And … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

To Attract Millennials, A Company Changes Its Product And Workplace

Lunchtime volleyball is part of the new image that the company — which sells video conferencing technology — is trying to cultivate to attract millennials like Heery. Her generation is … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Should You Bring Mom and Dad to the Office?

Millennials—people born between 1981 and the early 2000s—are much closer to their parents than previous generations, and they have gained a reputation for being coddled by so-called helicopter parents, say … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

We Have Some Problems With Visa’s Sample Budget For McDonald’s Employees

Someone meant really well. We think. A few years ago, Visa and McDonald’s partnered to launch a personal finance site for McDonald’s employees to help them better manage their money. … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Granbury Bank Employee’s Firing Shows Need for ENDA

When Edwards, who’s gay, was later passed over for a promotion, he talked to a human resources representative and an executive vice president. “They said it was not my work because … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Signs of Changes Taking Hold in Electronics Factories in China

But in March, unbeknown to Ms. Pu, a critical meeting had occurred between Foxconn’s top executives and a high-ranking Apple official. The companies had committed themselves to a series of wide-ranging reforms. … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

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