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The TopSharing model builds on the understanding of leadership as a partnership: Jobsharing in Top-Positions. It intends to bridge
the gap between theoretical knowledge and its utilization in practice. The work organizational model TopSharing gives a framework
and guidelines for the practical implementation of jobsharing in executive positions.
The brochure describes the overall potential as well as opportunties and limitations of TopSharing, the principles and the specific
design dimensions of the model. The experience that was gained in pilot projects is depicted in three portraits – of a large
enterprise in the insurance industry, a medium-sized family owned enterprise, and an organizational unit in the federal government.
Worksheets for using the model, notes on contracting and legal issues, a literature list and contact addresses
complete the documentation.
Reading the brochure is a first step toward a new design of work-life balance
in leadership positions.
Order the brochure (available in German only)
The term TopSharing was coined by Julia Kuark und Hans Ulrich Locher in 1998.
The Modell TopSharing was developed by the author and project leader Dr. Julia K. Kuark, JKK Consulting,
from the original idea through the realization and on to successful closure of the project. The preliminary project and the
development of the model were carried by the Network Work Society, the transfer-project was carried by the Association
AND Family AND Work for Men and Women.
The entire project was financially supported by the Swiss Federal Equality Office in accordance with the
equal opportunity legislation.
JKK Consulting has coached a great number of organizations with the development of jobsharing solutions and continues
to offer Consulting & Coaching services.
Dr. sc. techn. Julia K. Kuark studied mechanical engineering at Stanford University, California. She got her doctorate
from the Institute for Work Psychology at the Swiss Federal Institution of Technology ETH Zürich, Switzerland. She heads
JKK Consulting and works as an organizational consultant in the areas of flexible working models, integrating women in
leadership positions, intercultural competence and coaching. She lectures on qualitative methodology, project management,
didactic skills, social skills and gender management and has published a great number of articles. Throughout her work
she builds bridges - between humans and technology, between men and women, and between science and practice.