Understanding the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

MGMT 354

Understanding the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Date: March 25, 1911

Place: New York

1. Describe the workplace conditions at the Triangle Factory. How were the workers treated?

2. A paradox can be defined as something that is made up of opposite things and seems impossible but is actually true or possible. Identify a number of paradoxes surrounding the Triangle Factory.

3. What were the sources of conflict at the Triangle Factory?

4. What did the workers and the owners of the Triangle Factory have in common?

5. What organizational theory seems to describe the Triangle Factory?

6. Communication plays an important role in organizations. What was communication like at the Triangle Factory?

7. What new regulations and workplace conditions came about as a result of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire?