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How to Ask To Work from Home with Confidence

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Estimated reading time: 7 mins

Many people work from home or remotely these days. A general thought behind working from home is that it improves your productivity and allows you to give more time to your personal and family life, while at the same time saving you time and money. Commuting to and from your office each day might be taking out too much of your energy and you might be wondering if your boss can be kind enough to let you work from home. However, how do you ask? How can you build your case for securing a schedule of working from home? I am here to tell you just that!

There are reasons why the conventional way of working form an office is losing its relevance in the 21st century. In fact, the 9-to-5, Monday to Friday schedule was a product of the Industrial Revolution. The irony is that while we have moved ahead into a very different era of Digital Revolution, our style of working is still very old school in some ways. According to this article on Forbes, some of the biggest corporations offer the flexibility of working remotely. Having said that, there still is a general perception among employers that working remotely is not as productive. However, this article by the Harvard Business Review suggests otherwise, claiming that working from home helps increase efficiency, engagement and productivity.

Nevertheless, you will need to be in a good relationship with your boss to have the opportunity to discuss working from home. If your employer values and trusts you enough to listen to you, then you can try the following strategies to convince your boss to allow you to work from home.

There you have it – the strategy that you need to follow to convince your boss that allowing you to work from home will be great for you and the organization. To summarize, here are some of the important Dos and Don’ts that you need to remember:

Do:

Don’t:

Does your company allow you to work from home? Do you get to work all days from home or is there a schedule that you need to abide by? Let me know in the comments section if you get to work remotely or if you have tried discussing its possibility with your boss. What has the reaction been from your employers? What do you think about the idea of working from home or remotely, without any office, from any part of the world, like freelancers. I also encourage you all to check out our blog posts on Awesome Careers Where You Can Work from Your Home and 5 things your boss doesn’t want to hear you say.

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This post is part 18 of 22 in the series Working & Living
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