Murphy Oil – Community Involvement

Murphy Oil – Community Involvement

Many of PDRs clients play a strong role in their community.  Murphy Oil Corp is no exception. They have called El Dorado, Arkansas home for many years.  You can even trace the history of Charles Haywood Murphy, Sr’s arrival in El Dorado, Arkansas to 1904 and the company’s roots go back to a lumber and banking business in South Arkansas. 

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Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Talent

Similar to marketing, knowing your target audience’s values surpasses demographics. What captures their attention, motivates them to action, and drives their loyalty? Displaying that your company actively supports individual employee values is key in attracting and retaining the next generation of talent. 

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Give Me a Break: Coffee Culture in the Workplace

The emergence of large coffee chains and increasing number of independent coffee shops has “disrupted the work experience and caused its own revolution in the workplace.” Fueled by WiFi and caffeine, creative potential thrives in physical environments that re-energize, inspire, and support a variety of work functions and styles.

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5 Powerful Ways to Become a Better Listener

In today’s fast-paced, technology-saturated corporate environment, listening is at a premium.  Throughout our busy workdays, we find every possible opportunity to multi-task – we bring laptops to meetings to finish deliverables, use the mute button to hold side conversations on conference calls, and compulsively check our phones at all hours to stay connected.

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Digital Natives and the Workplace of the Future

A majority of people we currently define as millennials are already in the workforce, so why are some companies still puzzled by them? In 5 years, we will be working side by side with a new generation so it’s time to think beyond millennials and plan for the workforce of the future. 

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Five Ways to Create a More Productive Workplace

As organizations of all sizes strive to create greater productivity within their workplaces, many will inevitably turn to some of the obvious fixes—a shift in workloads, modification of staff levels and across-the-board cuts in overhead, just to name a few. Clearly, some of those steps may prove beneficial, if not downright necessary.

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Workplace as Fuel for Team Effectiveness and Innovation

Teamwork, the cooperative effort by members of a group to achieve a common goal, is paramount for organizations to innovate and create new methods, ideas, and products. The importance of team effectiveness and innovation is not a new conversation in business, as these ideas have been on leadership priority lists for decades. 

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Innovation Labs: Enabling Large Corporations to Pivot Faster

Forward-thinking executives are looking for workplace solutions to turn the battleship, and find new ways of engaging with customers and building an innovation pipeline. In the past year, our strategy and design teams have led a number of engagements for Fortune 200 organizations that are considering internal incubators and labs as innovation engines. 

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