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Company: Yapi Merkezi
Category: Most Valuable HR Team

Nomination Title: Butterfly's Metamorphsis Journey



“Yapı Merkezi started its journey 55 years ago with the motto “always look for better”, during the Covid- 19 pandemic it has evolved like the metamorphosis of a butterfly and has continued its journey as an international construction brand.

Let’s explore Yapı Merkezi’s evolutional cycle during Covid-19 pandemic, like a butterfly, to emerge from its cocoon, Yapı Merkezi must go through all four phases of its evolution. (see attach.1)

Each phase has different goals.

Our evolution phases inspired by butterflies are:

1st Phase: Return into Cocoon

2nd Phase: Hatching from the Cocoon

3rd Phase: Adaptation

4th Phase: Ready to New Normal

The first two phases’ achievements are listed below;

Head Quarter

-Remote working,

-Covid- 19 risk map for project’s countries with collaboration of universities,

-Establishment of company science and crisis board and daily reports,

-Well- being webinar series,

-E- learnings,

-Digital Recruitment’s Tool Design, “GriCeviz”,

-Online Internship Program “Digital Baret”,

-Digital career days



-Renovation of 3 hospitals’ intensive care units in Tanzania,

-250 quarantine rooms at site,

-Air ambulance services from Tanzania to Turkey,

Charter flights for over 2.000 people from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Philippines and S. Arabia to Turkey despite the international flight ban.


-Preparation of prevention of Covid- 19 videos, brochures and posters in project’s national languages,

-Mask, money and food donations in Turkey, Ethiopia and Tanzania,

-Motivational online concerts,

-Remote working online photography contest,

-Intranet design for quick information,

-Online feast celebration with 500 employees.

Back to Office Posters:

1. https://hizliresim.com/15WZaV

2. https://hizliresim.com/TO7VT7

3. https://hizliresim.com/3gfRgb

4. https://hizliresim.com/pM9y08

Covid Site Posters:

1. https://hizliresim.com/RSL1oa

2. https://hizliresim.com/xp0mJY

3. https://hizliresim.com/40l4cd

4. https://hizliresim.com/HTa13j

5. https://hizliresim.com/xQrapb

6. https://hizliresim.com/8EVLBK

7. https://hizliresim.com/eIbqhM

8. https://hizliresim.com/QozOKC

9. https://hizliresim.com/ATsAHw

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