Piteå municipality wants to streamline its operations for community building. One step in the development is to use existing resources to create maximum customer benefit, both for citizens and new companies in the region.
Sweden's municipalities today face major challenges as they are expected to deliver high quality services with increasingly scarce resources. The municipalities therefore need to be proactive and create the conditions for working more innovatively.
The community building business in Piteå municipality aims to meet the future with the right conditions. With the business development project SAMBO, you place people at the center through the introduction of activity- and trust-based working methods in new office premises.
– The move is part of an internal change work with the goal of improving collaboration and processes for social development. The new premises allow for a larger knowledge bank, and when people with different backgrounds and skills can meet and collaborate, innovation and development are also promoted, says Emma Lundbäck Wredenberg, project manager, SAMBO, Piteå municipality.
The new working environment also gives the municipality of Piteå the opportunity to develop its services in order to better meet and create benefits for the citizens.
– In our administration, we work to help people realize their dreams, whether it be housing, education, work or business. One step in enabling this is to simplify the citizens' affairs with us. For us, this means working more digitally and developing our working methods and collaborations.
– We are now in the transition to an activity-based approach, which means that the environment will promote the work we want to do, and not the other way around. According to recent studies, the working method also supports collaboration and flexibility better than traditional office environments, says Emma Lundbäck Wredenberg.
An important part of simplifying the meeting with the business community is the investment project Haraholmen, which is about to become a new green industrial area in the region.
According to Martin Lindberg, unit manager at the planning department, Piteå municipality, the geographical location with port, railway, wind power and proximity to the E4 is well placed to become a climate-smart and cost-effective transport hub for growth;
– We are well on track with the establishment of new companies at Haraholmen, while we continue to see great interest in the region as a whole. To name a few, Lindbäcks has built Europe's most modern house factory here, while Sunpine is investing almost SEK 250 million on increased production of biofuels.
– SAMBO and Haraholmen are a purposeful collective initiative to enable us to be an attractive employer and city, but also easily accessible meeting place for both citizens and companies, concludes Emma Lundbäck Wredenberg.
Piteå municipality community building management
Is a broad business that is responsible for, among other things, detailed plans, building permits and traffic planning in the municipality. The administration also works with traditional soft values in the form of labor market issues, adult education and refugee reception. Between 2015 and 2020, Piteå municipality, the business community, the EU and the Norrbotten region together invest around SEK 1 billion on various operations at Haraholmen with the aim of promoting the establishment of new companies.
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