Energy transition, decarbonization, citizen participation, transparency, profit, profitability – key players in public utilities have to meet a multitude of requirements in decision-making processes. This is true in the municipal economy in general, and especially so in the current climate.
Managerial decision-making is linked to economic, ecological and social aspects, which in turn are characterized by conflicting interests. The “public utility” type of organization is therefore faced with the challenge of balancing the conflicts of interest arising from municipal and business needs in order to arrive at balanced decisions. In order to achieve this balance in decision-making, the background factors resulting from these paradoxes must be elicited.
“Hardly any other sector is currently affected to the same extent by the political, economic, and social developments currently being observed as organizations in the municipal economy. Whether it’s decarbonization, the mobility revolution, digitization, or the energy policy responses to the war of aggression against Ukraine – public utilities and other institutions in the municipal economy play an essential role in achieving the goals associated with each.”
– Robert A. Sedlák
CEO SEDLÁK & PARTNER, Guest Professor ECNU in Shanghai, Business Mediator
The entire interview on the current challenges in the municipal economy can be found in stadt+werk 7/8 2022 and via the links below.
Consultant for Corporate Communications
Senior Consultant and Authorized Officer