The benefits of job sharing: a practice-based case study

Watton, Emma and Stables, Sarah (2016) The benefits of job sharing: a practice-based case study. In: Flynn, Patricia M., Haynes, Kathryn and Kilgour, Maureen A., (eds.) Overcoming challenges to gender equality in the workplace: leadership and innovation. Greenleaf Publishing, Saltaire, UK, pp. 67-77.

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Abstract

This case study demonstrates the practical application of a successful hybrid job share for two women leaders working in a senior management role at a higher education institution. Over the three years of the job share a number of benefits from an employee, employer and leadership development perspective were discovered. In particular, the job share created opportunities for the authors to overcome some of the barriers women leaders can face such as achieving a better work–life balance and having increased levels of confidence. The authors hope that the multiple benefits of performing a leadership role through job sharing may encourage more employees and employers to consider job sharing as a way of increasing the number of women in senior positions.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing
ISBN: 9781783535460
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences > Business
Additional Information: Chapter 5 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 13:39
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 21:55
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2815

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