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DPR Construction

DPR Construction

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DPR Construction
 A case study in workenvironment redesign
 
DPR Construction
 A case study in work environment redesign
Company backgroundand results
DPR Construction is a privately held, employee-owned buildingcontractor and construc-tion managingcompany.DPR’s “everorward”
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 mentality o sel-improve-mentdrivesinnovationin the con-structionindustry,which hasremainedlargely stagnantor the last cen-tury. Completing over7,600 projects since it was ounded in 1990,DPR now boasts $2.4 billion in revenue andemploys 2,600 ull-time sta members,over hal o whom are ront-line craworkers.
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DPR earned 15thplace on
Fortune’s
“100best companies towork or” inAmerica in2013,
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itsourth con-secutiveyear on thelist.
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DPR attributesmuch o itssuccess to atight ocuson astinnovation,quan-tiableimpact, andemployee owner-ship o results.
Can the way the workplace is constructed—physically, virtually, andmanagerially—affect employee performance? The Deloitte LLP Center for theEdge report
Work environment redesign
, based on a study of more than 75organizations, argues that the work environment can have a critical impact onemployee productivity, passion, and innovation. The study outlines nine designprinciples that can help employers gain more value from their people.This case study explores ways that DPR Construction, a contractingand construction managing company, is applying these designprinciples to enhance its own corporate environment.
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Denehigh-impactchallengesStrengthenhigh-impactconnectionsAmplifyimpact
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GOALS
Figure 1. Work environment design principles used at DPR Construction
A case study in work environment redesign
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