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Beiersdorf Exclusive: Nicole Dieckmann und Johanna Smer

For two years, Nicole and Johanna have shared the position as Head of Tactical Planning at Beiersdorf. Find out how they met each other, how they organize their everyday job sharing, and what they like about this model.

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Learning to work in networks – this is how WOL supports digitization in companies.

Sara-Lena Eisermann has been Customer Happiness Manager at Tandemploy GmbH since 01.02.2018. Previously, she was HR Specialist at Spreadshirt in Leipzig. During this time, she had already started to study the Working Out Loud (WOL) method. She is currently in the middle of a 12-week WOL Circle. In the interview, she talked to us about her experiences with WOL and what added value this method can have for companies.

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Beiersdorf Exclusive: Dr. Vera Iversen

Vera has been working at Beiersdorf’s production plant in Berlin for several years. She is currently on parental leave with her third child. She spoke with us in an interview about her previous journey at Beiersdorf, her experiences with part-time work, and her wishes for the future.

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Beiersdorf Exclusive: Andrea Schütte and Cindy Graupner

Andrea and Cindy work in a job tandem as the Senior Medical Marketing Manager in Medical Management of the Business Unit Pharmacy Germany. They told us in an interview what makes their arrangement special, how they organize themselves, and what job sharing means to them.

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Beiersdorf Exclusive: Nathalie Awisus

Nathalie is currently responsible for the project management of the annual international employee survey at Beiersdorf’s Center of Excellence (CoE) Development / Employee Engagement. She works part time and is very interested in job sharing. We talked with her about the benefits of flexible work and about two:share.

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Beiersdorf Exclusive: Sepideh Reshad and Dorothe Fiedler

Sepideh and Dorothe have been working in a job share for Global Product Development Lip Care at Beiersdorf since 2014. In the interview, they talked about why they opted for job sharing, how they organize themselves, and how their work has changed because of the job-sharing model.
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Beiersdorf Exclusive: Dr. Gesa Muhr and Dr. Rixa Dippe

Gesa and Rixa work for Beiersdorf AG in the Category Test Team of Eucerin/Health Care. They have been in a tandem since May 2017. In the interview, they talk about how they found each other, what job sharing means to them, and how a good job-sharing organization works.

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Beiersdorf Exclusive: Katrin Bense and Kerstin Unger

Kerstin and Katrin share the position of Marketing Manager of NIVEA Face Care & Deo at Beiersdorf. This is their second time working together in job sharing already. They told us in an interview what makes them so enthusiastic about this model and how they organize themselves.

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“But good ideas only become good projects through networking.” Interview with Gabriel Rath from OstseeSparkasse Rostock

Gabriel Rath is responsible for Social Media & Social Collaboration at OstseeSparkasse (English: Baltic Sea Savings Bank; hereafter “OSPA”) Rostock. In an interview, he told us why OSPA is, in many ways, different than most savings banks, what changes their OSPA-Connect project has brought, and why they also engage in Working Out Loud. Read more

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#ChangeAgent Julia Schwebel shows how compatibility can work

Julia Schwebel works for Merck in Darmstadt and is responsible for B2B in Asia/Pacific. This means that she and her team take care of electronically connecting customers when it comes to catalogs, orders or invoices. Not only are their customers international, but Julia’s team is also spread over four countries on three continents. Julia herself works very flexibly and passes this flexibility on to her team. She is especially concerned with the issue of compatibility. As a #ChangeAgent, she lives up to the change she wants to see in the work world.

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“So, I can find exactly the area in which I like to work and can bring my strengths along as well.”– job rotation at Tandemploy

Marion with her job-sharing partner, Christian.

Marion Hellebrandt started as an intern at Tandemploy more than two years ago. She now works in the Product Team and, together with her tandem partner Christian, forms the interface between IT and the rest of the team. Marion never imagined that she would be part of the IT department. In the interview, we discussed the path to their current job, the different stations, and the advantages of job rotation.

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“For us, our manager, and the team, it’s win-win-win.” – Job sharing at Google.

Elly Oldenbourg and Sabine Georg © Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

SabElly – that’s Elly Oldenbourg and Sabine Georg, who are in a Creative Agency Manager tandem at Google Germany. Sabine and Elly told us in an interview how they found each other, what makes them enthusiastic about job sharing, and how they organize their everyday work in the tandem. They also give a few tips on how working flexibly can function and explain why you should worry much less about the issues of close teamwork and the possible slowdown of your corporate career.

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#ChangeAgent Sabine Kluge shows how Working Out Loud can change the work world

Sabine Kluge is Global Program Manager for Learning and Development at Siemens AG. She is passionate about social learning, social networking and new forms of organization. She is also an expert on Working Out Loud and has gained a lot of hands-on experience. As a #ChangeAgent, Sabine shows that “Work. Different.” can also work in a corporation.

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#ChangeAgent bio verlag – “With our model of employee participation, we show that participative corporate structures are possible.”

bio verlag publishes the customer magazines Schrot & Korn, Cosmia and Ö-Magazin, among other things. Since 2011, bio verlag has dealt with three things: capital, decisions, and success. Participation and responsibility are the basis for their cooperative work, along with family-friendly working time models and a lot of commitment. All good reasons to have a longer #ChangeAgent interview in this case. We spoke with their managing director, Sabine Kauffmann, about the history of the publishing house, employee participation, decision-making processes, and the working world of tomorrow.

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“More sovereignty over time means a better quality of life for me.” – Brigitte Abrell wants to establish part-time leadership as a working model

Brigitte Abrell has been working as a manager for a large German insurance company for many years – part-time. In addition, she also works as a certified business coach, gives lectures and advises companies. She is convinced that part-time leadership is a working model for the future and has written a book about it. We talked with Ms. Abrell about her personal experiences in her career path, the challenges faced by part-time managers, and her book.

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#ChangeAgent Michael Eckstein – for more part-time leadership!

Michael Eckstein is the managing director of the IT and web service provider 3m5. He believes in work that meshes with life and is currently on his own 6-month parental leave. At his company, he’s setting an example for what he hopes to see in the working world as a whole: more flexibility, more friendship and letting go of the 40-hour full-time mindset, even for managerial jobs. Clearly a Change Agent for us!

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