Hacking job share: how to get the right job share partners?

Hacking job share: how to get the right job share partners?
Gemini3 and Jungle Strategies co-hosted a thought provoking hacking job share roundtable with leading organisations Origin, Optus, Microsoft, GHD, Boeing, JLL and Wellbeing Australia. The purpose of this roundtable was to discuss the reality of job share and why accelerating the adoption of this arrangement will be the key to solving flexibility. Over the next few weeks, we will post short articles sharing key learning and insights discovered during this roundtable. This fifth article sharing the learning on how to find the best job share partners.   Click on this link to download the full version of the <Hacking jobshare playbook> How to get the right job share partners? This is probably the most critical part of making job share a success.  So here are some of the recommendations from our guest speakers Job share CEOs Lucy Foster and Catherine Van der Veen of Gen Life and other successful examples in other organisations: Before pairing with anyone each candidate has to make sure they are actually the right person to job share with anyone.  As Catherine says “ you have you park your ego in service of the partnership” and not everyone can do that.  If you are a perfectionist who likes to control things you may need to reconsider job sharing.  Gemini3 have a job share readiness test people can take to see if they truly are ready. Once two people decide they individually are ready evaluate the values and needs of each.  The two people have to make sure they are on the same page, and one of the most critical ones is their level of ambition...

Hacking job share: showcasing job share at senior level

Hacking job share: showcasing job share at senior level
Gemini3 and Jungle Strategies co-hosted a thought provoking hacking job share roundtable with leading organisations Origin, Optus, Microsoft, GHD, Boeing, JLL and Wellbeing Australia. The purpose of this roundtable was to discuss the reality of job share and why accelerating the adoption of this arrangement will be the key to solving flexibility. Over the next few weeks, we will post short articles sharing key learning and insights discovered during this roundtable. This fourth article showcase job share can be the perfect flexible working solution at senior level especially when roles can’t be made part-time.   Click on this link to download the full version of the <Hacking jobshare playbook> Proving job share can be made at senior level Guest speakers Job share CEOs Lucy Foster and Catherine Van der Veen of Gen Life as many other pairs Gemini3 has been coaching have proven otherwise. The reality is job share works better at senior level, as they partners know how to leverage each other’s’ strengths and networks. Louise Roche, Head of HR at LL also mentions that “Businesses are built on a single point of contact and failure, and job share provides benefits from a business continuity perspective”.  Having two people be in a client facing role means should one leave or be off ill, the client is still looked after. The overcome this challenges in organisations, we suggest: Challenge your biases – doctors in hospitals can handover critical information on patients between shifts and keep patient care at a high level, do we really think that client issues can not be handed over. Talk to your clients first –...