Oct 7, 2020
Katharina Wiench & Esther Himmen
have been a tandem, joint leadership experts and tandem coaches
since 2016. Together they lead the
consulting and coaching firm „pairforming"
(with ‚ai‘). As experienced managers, both have
successfully led projects and teams for many years. Two strong
women, without the quest for self-glorification, yet with the
purpose of revolutionizing the image of
Katharina Wiench (“Dipl. Kauffrau”) has a long track record as a versatile manager in different industries - from 24-7 call centers to personnel management and with a strong focus on developing innovative organization design models. She has coached leaders and facilitated organizations as an external expert for more than a decade. Her areas of expertise are agile leadership, performant company cultures and good governance. In her PhD research she laid the ground for better understanding the complex relation between diversity and leadership.
Esther Himmen (M. Sc. Business Psychology) looks back on several years of management experience in medium-sized companies (chemical industry and non-for-profit sector) with focus on group-wide, international organization development and change management. Her scientific research regarding the interest in TopSharing built the basis for the current qualitative JointLeadership research of pairforming among TopSharing tandems and their stakeholders in various industries and functions. Since many years, Esther has been fully committed to making innovative work and management models better known and advising people who are interested in TopSharing.
Esther and Katharina enjoy supporting clients in German or in English to implement the TopSharing work model successfully in their organizations. Help with the introduction of TopSharing can be done via consulting, tandem coaching, workshops & seminars in an online as well as an offline format.
How to connect:
LinkedIn: (pairforming) https://www.linkedin.com/company/pairforming/
LinkedIn: (Esther Himmen)
LinkedIn: (Katharina Wiench)
What we talked about:
3:30 Definition of Jobsharing, Topsharing and Joint Leadership
6:38 Esther's book "TopSharing" and main results
14:18 Who is the typical topsharing tandem?
17:50 How do people find their topsharing partners?
26:05 Why is topsharing not more widely used?
31:44 Topsharing is a great answer for VUCA challenge
34:15 Three main aspects of a topsharing pilot project
How to connect with Karin Tischler, host of Job Sharing and Beyond and founder of Emily's Path Consulting (EPC):
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