Melexis develops and produces integrated semiconductor solutions, mainly for the automotive industry. Or as CEO Françoise Chombar puts it: “We make your car smarter, cleaner and more attractive.” Melexis thus wants to contribute to the creation of the best imaginable future. They've been doing this for thirty years and plan on continuing to do so in the coming decades. To keep their organization future-proof, Melexis became prime foundation partner of the Chair ‘High performing organizations driven by neuroscience and technology’.
As an organization, and as an individual, you must be willing to learn continuously.
No matter what the future will look like: Françoise Chombar is convinced that as an organization and as an individual, you must continue to learn if you want to keep playing a role in the future. The partnership with Antwerp Management School therefore comes as no surprise: “As a learning organization it is important to know what the best and most advanced tools are to support and stimulate your people and your teams. When I heard about the new neuroscience concept, I immediately noticed the similarities in the way Antwerp Management School and Melexis look at learning organizations.”
Well-being is essential to support life-long learning.
“For Melexis it has always been important to create a yin and yang between people and results. They are both equally necessary and we have never wanted to choose one at the expense of the other. In every decision we make, every activity we develop, we never forget the people. Because ultimately people are the ones getting the results, not systems or rules and regulations. Taking care of your people will ensure good results and satisfied customers. With this Chair, Antwerp Management School wants to get organizations to perform better by helping people in their learning process and ensuring they feel good at their job. Well-being is essential to support life-long learning; this Chair is therefore a perfect match for us.”
Making mistakes is also part of a learning organization.
“Business managers are constantly under pressure, just like top sportsmen. They always need to be better, higher, faster. We work in a highly competitive world; there is a lot of disruption, especially in high-tech. When you feel the pressure from the market and your customers, it is important to not get personal. You must focus on how you can ensure to get the best out of the shared capacities and competencies of the entire team. We never point the finger. People are allowed to make mistakes, as long as they don't try to cover them up or accuse others, and above all: as long as they learn from them. Making mistakes is also a part of a learning organization.”
Our customers know that we are on their side and we do the best we can.
“Our customers also appreciate that: they know how we treat our people. They see how passionate our teams are, how they want to achieve the best results for their customers, even though they do not always succeed. That turns customers into life-long partners. In our thirty-year existence, not one customer has left us, because they know we are on their side and we do the best we can.”
Thanks to this Chair we now have access to very advanced techniques and technologies.
“We are already focusing on training, coaching and mentoring to help our people grow and turn them into high performers. With this Chair, we hope to obtain even better results. Our basic principles are very similar: the belief that well-being and strong results are inextricably connected, the yin and yang between people and results. In addition, this Chair gives us access to very advanced techniques and technologies. It provides us with an opportunity to cover grounds that we could not reach with the traditional tools we used.”