The challenge - How to change to more task, team and project oriented?
The municipality of Alkmaar is ambitious; it has set the goal of becoming the most innovative 100,000 plus municipality in the Netherlands by 2021. This includes fully digital working, all tech solutions in the cloud, and working together more closely with other departments, organizations and other municipalities.
Furthermore, Alkmaar’s Municipal Office changed the ways employees work. With cloud computing and mobile devices, people can work more remote and flexible. Their performance is no longer evaluated based on the number of hours spend in the office, but based on task, team and project.
Embedding new technology and changing a culture is never easy, but on top Alkmaar also had challenging budgets and tight time constraints to meet.
To meet the objective of providing a modern, flexible office, the building was completely gutted to create 4,500 square meters of open working spaces. A cafe in the centre of the building now provides an attractive, light-filled meeting place. This encourages idea sharing and project collaboration, as well as giving employees a pleasant environment to relax and socialize. The bGrid® solution was implemented to lift the building to the next level and help its users.