Firing Jill Abramson: What’s Good for the Goose is Not Good for the Gander?
The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:
- Understand the issues and challenges related to disciplinary action and termination of service.
- Understand the issues and challenges faced by women in the workforce and also in leadership positions – gender inequality, gender disparity in compensation, sexism, what is considered acceptable behavior for women executives, etc.
- Debate on various aspects that led to the firing of the NYT’s first woman executive editor.
- Discuss and debate issues related to salary negotiations, management style, and tackling office politics.
- Discuss ways in which the senior management of NYT could have handled the situation better.
|The New York Times|
|About Jill Abramson|
|Layoffs At The New York Times|
|The Departure Of Abramson And Media Speculations|
Organizational behavior; Disciplinary Action; Termination of service; Firing; Women in the workforce; Women in leadership positions; Gender inequality; Sexism; Gender disparity in compensation; Salary negotiations; Office politics; Management tussle; Management style; Leadership; Communications;