How was your morning commute? What about your suit? Are you afraid your necktie might actually strangle you before the day is over?
If only you could work from home, all of these problems could disappear. But your boss has other ideas, right?
More and more employees are convincing their bosses to let them work from home. So, how can you convince your boss it’s a good idea?
Follow these 5 tips:
1. Show your boss you’re responsible.
This is something you have to do before you even approach the subject of working from home. You want your reputation to precede you – in a good way.
If you’re the guy who’s always watching YouTube videos instead of working, your odds of getting to work from home are somewhere between slim and none. But, if your boss trusts you enough to be productive when no one’s looking over your shoulder, he just might let you work from home.
2. See what company policy is.
If corporate policy simply doesn’t allow people to telecommute, there’s nothing your boss can do to help you – even if he wants to. Or, if there’s already a precedent of your company letting its employees work from home, that’s an important fact to know too.
Bottom line – do your homework before you go in to talk to your boss.
3. Choose your words carefully.