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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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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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Job sharing for men = flexible and appealing work

Again and again, the topic of job sharing is associated with women; with the re-entry of mothers after parental leave; with the compatibility of work and family life. At the same time, the working model can do much more – and is particularly appealing to men.

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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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“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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Changemaker – Job Sharing for Self-Management and Cultural Change

There are a few prejudices that are seemingly inseparable from the term “job sharing.” For one, many people still think that job sharing is simply part time with a new, nicer name. Additionally, this model is consistently assumed to be much more expensive and, above all, more time-consuming than “normal” jobs. It’s high time to show that these prejudices are just that, and demonstrate the added value that job sharers bring to business.

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Happy Moments: The “Tandem Bears” from Beiersdorf

At Tandemploy, we have a special meeting: Every Monday, the team members meet and talk about Happy Moments – professionally and/or privately – from the past week. That’s the Happy Meeting. Instead of a long meeting, we just go through a quick round, and everybody starts the new week happy and motivated. As everyone knows, we like to share, so starting now, we will be showcasing some of these Happy Moments.
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Commitment is the new diligence!

The practical implementations and effectiveness of the concept of job sharing remain under-researched. The benefits are intuitive and emotionally understandable – but tangible evidence and numbers lag behind. Tandemploy would like to change that by exploring the pitfalls, advantages, cultural conditions, and much more using diverse, collaborative research.

A recent collaboration with the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen and the University of Hamburg has just brought to light some amazing things. Three different types of job sharers were identified whose “career concepts” do not have much in common with our previous understandings. It has become clear that commitment is the new diligence!

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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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