PA Forums challenge Sticka ut hakan award

Peter Bieberbach and Kristina Alsér from Mercatus with the award

Jury's judgement

Mercatus has been awarded the Sticka ut hakan (Stick out your chin) award because they have proactively and systematically built an organisation for increased production, efficiency and quality. This is all based on an employee perspective where all employees are equipped with tools, insights and knowledge.

Mercatus sticks out its chin by having invested an entire year's profitability – SEK 2.5 million – in team development in a period of recession. For one and a half days per month over the course of a year, hands-on and theoretical training has been used to help employees go from the inclusion phase to affection, thereby becoming approximately 50% more efficient.