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Job sharing at

Motorola The way


forward!
Group No.
Aditi Haldar
Basil Thanklice
Kashish Lahori
Mahima Sharma

History and Relevance


Advantages and
Disadvantages
Implementation in Indian
context

History
The concept of job sharing came across in late
19th century.
Although the concept didnt proliferate in the
1970s, it did become more prevalent in 2000s. It
was a widely used solution tailored for working
mothers.
Due to the manifold advantages it has to offer,
the practice instantly caught up with the different
firms and became a sleeper hit.

Motorola needs to fulfil both its operational and


employee related vision

To maintain competitive edge over peers and


competitors
24x7 operations
Top class quality of the handsets and other equipments
produced
To increase productivity per employee
To promote work-life balance; an integral part of their
vision and philosophy
Innovation and Pioneering
Retain highly qualified and well-trained talent

Job sharing helps serve these


purposes for Motorola

OPERATIONAL
-Gives competitive
advantage
-Facilitates 24x7
operations
-Talent retention
-Avoidance of
external recruitment

EMPLOYEE
SATISFACTION
-Gives flexibility to
employees
-Creates a Cooperative culture
-Increases
productivity

IN LINE WITH
COMPANYS
PHILOSOPHY
-Enabling
employees to
maintain Work-Life
balance
-In line with VisionMission and
Philosophy

Leading to smooth functioning and overall


efficiency

History and Relevance


Advantages and
Disadvantages
Implementation in Indian
context

Job sharing provides a host of advantages


from organizational perspective

Falling absenteeism and higher


retention rates
Increased productivity
Wider talent pool to recruit from
Basil! Please add
this to your
advantages slide
from organizational
perspective

but also brings certain


challenges with itself

Organizatio
Employees
n
Finding people with
right fit
Employee cost
increases
Operational
inefficiencies
Training challenges

Choosing teammate
Division of salary
Coordination issues

History and Relevance


Advantages and
Disadvantages
Implementation in Indian
context

Despite the growth of economy, female


labour participation rate in India is
continuously declining
Female Labour Participation Rate
(in percent of female population ages 15+)
East Asia & Paciifc
Sub-Saharan Africa
Europe & Central Asia
North America

Latin America & Caribbean


India
Middle East & North Africa

80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0

1990

1995

2000

Source : World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2013 ;


Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM), ILO.

2005

2010

Job sharing can help augment the


social and economic fabric of India
Social unacceptance for females working in night
shifts; job sharing can help them be a part of the
workforce which functions 24*7
With the reduction in number of hours of work, the
overall efficiency would go up; leading to an
increase in productivity
The island model of job sharing can help utilize
the potential of unskilled labour in collaboration
with skilled labour; which forms only 2% of the
Indian workforce.

While there will be certain


challenges to deal with
Wages are the priority for an
average Indian workers and job
sharing does not serve the purpose
Non- organized labour;
implementing such HR policies might
lead to non-standard practices
leading to exploitation of workers
Bias against workers spending less
time at workplace

Job sharing is a growing trend


51% of Fortunes 2014 Top 100
companies to work for provide job sharing
opportunities.
Qualcomm, no. 32 on the 2014 list pf 100 Best Companies to
work for, offers a veritable smorgasbord of flexible schedules,
including job-sharing, compressed work weeks, part-time
shifts, and telecommuting
This company gives me a lot of freedom
to work in the way I see fit. That lets me
develop on a professional and personal
front, as I feel more involved in the
process.
- A happy
Qualcomm employee