Work Muse began with a passion for job sharing.
Work Muse Story
The Work Muse story is personal. At Work Muse, we are passionate about supporting people, developing their talent, and creating the strongest results at work while allowing employees to prioritize work and life.
We’re on a mission to drive the adoption of job sharing as a source of competitive advantage for businesses. Work Muse brings training, implementation, and support to ensure job share program success.
My background includes co-founder of a film company and a marketing and sales professional in the radio industry, including nearly a decade of practical hands-on experience job sharing. After my time in the film industry, I returned to radio as my husband and I began planning for a family, knowing the field offered the opportunity to job share. Upon returning from maternity leave, my manager who’d worked with top-performing job sharers proposed the work practice. My daughter was 6 months old at the time, and working five days a week with the demands of motherhood and career left me feeling depleted and unable to be my best at either. Job sharing was a game changer; it gave me the best of both worlds.
What I Learned Job Sharing Work Muse
In nearly a decade of job sharing, I experienced the benefits firsthand. Every job sharer I met was the highest achieving employee in their organizations. The only thing that mystified me was why more industries didn’t offer the innovative work practice.
I found that where job sharing exists, there is little education or support for job sharers, managers, or human resources. Unsurprisingly, the challenges I experienced were the direct result of a lack of company-wide know-how.
I had seen my company and career thrive through job sharing and became passionate about sharing this little-known flexible work practice to improve the lives of others.
Research Supports Job Sharing
As a result, I threw myself into a year-long research dive to develop an effective game plan to make job sharing a reality for the many, not just the few.
The aha moment was immediate; the research corroborated what I intuitively knew from my firsthand experience: job sharers are more productive, loyal, and happier than their counterparts and their managers, clients, and co-workers experience very positive results working with them.
The bigger aha: job sharers were doing it all alone through trial and error, on a boat with no oars and little to no support, but they were still kicking ass.
What I Learned Doing The Work
The Work Muse story doesn’t stop there. As I did the work, I began to clearly see how job sharing can not only improve people’s professional and personal lives but right systemic issues like caregiving and gender inequity. All this, while fostering human-centric, inclusive cultures at work. Unbelievably, job sharing leads to equity at work AND home. Thus, the job share revolution began.
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