LIFE AT MATERIALISE
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In an era where hybrid work models are the new norm, staying connected and fostering a sense of belonging among employees can be a challenge. At Materialise, we're not just tackling this challenge head-on; we're turning it into an opportunity to bring colleagues together and have fun.
France: Chief Happiness Officer leads the way
In France, they've appointed a Chief Happiness Officer, Matthieu Lecrevisse, who represents our dedication to employee well-being. He crafts a diverse monthly calendar of activities, blending virtual and physical experiences to connect our team, no matter where they are. From remote fun games to karaoke after work, our Paris team fosters camaraderie while also embracing sustainability through initiatives like the "sponsor your seed" project, turning our office terrace into a thriving vegetable garden.
Germany: A model for collaboration and cohesion
In Germany, Office Manager Marcus Joppe has implemented a plan aimed at improving collaboration, communication, and camaraderie within the team. The plan focuses on transparent communication about organizational changes, designated in-person office days from Tuesday to Thursday, and a robust schedule of team-building activities. These activities, including poker, table football, and video game tournaments, have not only enhanced teamwork but have also positively impacted the office environment.
Football tournaments: uniting colleagues through sport
We’re renowned for technological solutions that make a difference. To help fuel this drive for change, we encourage fun team sports like football tournaments across our offices in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Belgium. These tournaments emphasize unity and memorable experiences rather than just competition, fostering enthusiasm among participants. Jurgen Laudus, VP of Manufacturing, encapsulates this spirit, describing the tournaments as an absolute blast that truly captures the Materialise vibe.
Materialise Malaysia: nurturing health and well-being
Materialise Malaysia (MatMal) has taken a comprehensive approach to employee well-being in 2023, including global energy management initiatives and local programs like "Better Health, Better Life" and "Stress Relievers at Work" sessions, along with health screenings for a holistic well-being assessment. This multi-year effort underscores MatMal's commitment to nurturing a healthy and sustainable workforce, reflecting Materialise's dedication to caring for its greatest asset — our people.
In summary, Materialise's global initiatives showcase a company that not only embraces innovation but also places a strong emphasis on the well-being and connectivity of our employees. Join us in shaping a brighter post-COVID future together.
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