Unilever job share partners tell us about their first 3 months

Unilever job share partners tell us about their first 3 months
We met again with Caroline Jackson and Tammy Grillo from Unilever who have now been job sharing for over 3 months. They shared their early learning from their first experience job sharing a new strategic role. We will have a final catch-up at the end of the year to see how their partnership has evolved. It’s already been over 3 months since you started job sharing. How are you doing and what has changed in 3 months? Lots! 3 months ago our plan was to be out of the handover/induction phase and fully embedded in the business driving the beverages category, seeking 360 feedback and adapting where necessary. Well, one thing we asked for was a challenge and we certainly have had that. Unilever has gone through a business restructure which led us to share a new strategic role in an area of the business we are very passionate about and have spent most of our careers. We both returned to work as a job share to enable us to have work/life balance. To be able to thrive in our careers but also spend quality time with our children. We relish a challenge and Unilever certainly delivered. This has meant we are back in ‘the first 30 days’ of listening & learning. In a new business structure and a great new team. Have you done an evaluation of your partnership? What has been the feedback have you received so far? We haven’t completed a formal evaluation as we will do this in 3 months of being in the new role. However informal feedback has been really positive & encouraging....