OB_Case9 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Case 09: The Knowledge...

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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Case 09: The Knowledge Workers’ Strike Detonation Media, a game publishing company, had been having difficulties with certain issues related with their employee. On April, members of the Software Engineers Guild (SEG) which consisted of programmers chanted “No deal, no code, no games” as their protest toward Detonation Media. Some of the issues are about revenue sharing and employees’ contract; the programmers had been working without contract for three months. They were well paid but deadline-driven and their work could be described as round-the-clock coding marathons. Another issue that worsen the situation was the labor-management tension that can be felt in the company due to the layoffs that been around in late 2008 for the gaming industry as well as rumors of cutbacks at Detonation. These are all important issues because nearly half of Detonation employees are the members of SEG. Their newest game, Couch Ninja 2, had been behind schedule for release. The developer
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