THE CHALLENGES AHEAD ARE GETTING TOUGHER EVERY DAY 

Skyrocketing customer expectations

More innovative products

Cheaper products

Shorter development times

Localized support

Disruptive workforce trends

Raging battle for talent

Growing diversity and outspokenness

Higher development expectations

Increasing virtual cooperation

YOU CAN CONQUER THESE CHALLENGES BY RELEASING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF YOUR ENGINEERING TEAM

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Hi, my name is Michael Houben, PhD in Engineering and passionate developer of engineering teams. 

For the past +15 years, I developed my professional career in highly internationalized environments and Fortune 500 global engineering companies, 10 years from a leading position including 3 as an expatriate in China. 

During these exciting years of building complex engineering teams worldwide, I gradually uncovered the formula that enables such teams to perform at their highest potential, and to conquer the challenges of today's relentless business environment. I also became aware of a disturbing fact: most global engineering teams don't overcome the barriers between team members, and perform far below their highest potential. The increased level of virtual cooperation caused by the corona pandemic further aggravates this fact, and will even confront local engineering teams with similar barriers as their global counterparts.

This awareness triggered me to synthesize my formula for high performance engineering teams in a unique portfolio of dedicated trainings and an exclusive team architecture called 'MOMENTUM', and to forward it to local and global teams that aim to unlock their full potential and exceed the expectations of both team members and customers.

 

Dedicated to synergize the success of your team members and your organization,

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Dedicated trainings and exclusive MOMENTUM method to help you boost your engineering team

​For global engineering teams, and local engineering teams going virtual in the (post-)COVID19 era.

TESTIMONIALS

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MOMENTUM

The proven method to grow your engineering team to exceptional levels of engagement and output

Simultaneously boost the development of your team members, your organization and your products!

 

Developed for global engineering teams, and local engineering teams going virtual in the (post-)COVID19 era.
 

TRAININGS

for team members and team leaders

  • ​We only cover topics that we understand deeply from our professional and personal experience:​​​

 

  • Leadership​​

  • Productivity

  • Train the trainer

  • Intercultural cooperation​

  • Chinese & European cultural understanding

  • Our trainings are optimized for virtual delivery. In person delivery is also possible.

  • We use enhanced methods to ensure a lasting impact for the trainees​.

IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP

for your team

  • Your team members have amazing ideas to improve your team. This workshop uses an optimized approach to identify & rank these ideas in just 1 day.

 

  • Because your team members are involved in setting the improvement direction, buy-in during implementation will skyrocket!

COACHING

for team members and team leaders

  • Growing new soft skills (e.g. leadership) and transforming limiting habits (e.g. perfectionism) are tremendous challenges, that in some cases can only be overcome by individual coaching.

  • During 1-to-1 sessions, the tremendous power of continuous growth will be revealed, as well as the methods needed for successfull personal change.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

interim in-company assignments

  • Startup of an engineering team from scratch

  • Turnaround and transformation of existing teams

  • Integration of teams, for example during organizational changes, mergers or acquisitions

  • Extension of (global) footprint

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'Quickly deployed a solid foundation for efficient capacity increase and good working mentality.

Output became continuously measured and increased steadily.

Heartily recommended.'

General manager, located in China, automotive sector

YOUR PLAN TO RELEASE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF YOUR ENGINEERING TEAM

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Contact us

Discover how our trainings and the MOMENTUM architecture for exceptional engineering teams can help you

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Elevate your team

Boost the engagement of your team members, and the innovation and development of your products

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Exceed expectations

Become the benchmark by exceeding the expectations of your team members & your customers

 
 
 
 
 

MOMENTUM is very interesting! Where can I find more information?


You can find more information on MOMENTUM here, or by reaching out to us via phone or email.




Will the impact of COVID19 on my team really be that significant?


In short, yes. The COVID19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated the transition towards virtual cooperation. Studies like this one from McKinsey quantify the impact, and the results align with our personal experience of significantly increased home office work. Team members who shared office in the past, are now physically separated. At first, the impact on such 'local' engineering teams will be manageable, but as team members come and go similar barriers as in global engineering teams will arise. Global teams need advanced structures (like synthesized in MACH 8's MOMENTUM method) to reach their highest potential, and so will local teams in the near future. Read more on the impact of COVID19 here.




Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?


Sure can! I (Michael) was born and raised in a small Belgian city, back in the early 80s. I'm a PhD in Engineering from the University of Leuven, and devoted most of my professional career to developing engineering teams in Europe and Asia. I lived and worked in China for several years, which had a large impact on the person I am today. I'm happily married to my Chinese wife who I've met in Turkey back in the days we were both working on our PhDs. We have two beautiful children, and currently live in Belgium. I'm an avid reader, and like to go into nature with my mountainbike. You can find more information on our About page.





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CONTACT US

You can contact Michael directly by phone or email. We are curious about your challenges, and look forward to present our solutions!

+32 492 67 36 38

michael@mach8.org

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