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How to Persuade Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

Are you looking to work from home or away from the office, but you do not know how to ask? Do you feel you would be more productive if you spend time on your own? Well, you should consider talking to your boss about letting you work from home or remotely. This could be a great way to have some flexibility in your work schedule, while still getting the job done right. Still, you will need to have good discussions with your boss about making this work.
 

Being Efficient

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Just because you are working from home, does not mean that you can’t be productive in the process. Before you can work on your own, you have to show your work ethic and how dependable you actually are. The fact of the matter is if you haven’t worked at the job for a while, you probably will not get the privilege working from home or remotely.

Pros For Both Sides

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Discuss with your boss the ways this change would be good for both sides. If you speak to the good of the company and the way it would benefit them, you may be able to strike a deal. For example, you could say more work will be done because you won’t need to commute.

Check-Ins

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One of the best ways to make working from home or remotely a success is by checking in with your boss regularly. If you don’t check-in, your boss might wonder what you are actually getting done while away from the office. Instead, check-in daily by telling them when you will work, and what you will be doing if you are away from work.

Being Available

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Along with checking in, be available when your boss needs you. Have your phone on ring and check your e-mail daily, so you are aware of what is going on with the business. Even if you are on the go, away from work, answering phone calls and e-mails will please your boss, and give you even more trust and flexibility.

Using Technology

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If you are away from home, use technology to keep you connected with the office. Currently, there is cloud technology that can switch you between different devices, so you can get to work within seconds. Programs, like Dropbox, can store information that you can also access easily. Check out the Evernote app, too, which allows for an easy tool when writing, voice recording, etc. for free, with their basic plan, or for $45, when using their premium access.

When persuading your boss to let you work away from the office, give specific ways that you will be helping the business during the process. It could be a win-win for both sides.

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