When life gets back to normal the hustle and bustle of working in an office will go full speed ahead. And working from home will become a memory. But not everyone will be headed back to the office.
Global Workplace Analytics shared stats from a gallup poll that shows 35% of employees would change jobs for opportunity to work remotely full time.
If you’ve been thinking about quitting a job to work from home, have you considered whether your current job is telecommutable?
Quitting a job you’ve devoted so much time in along with the blood, sweat, and tears is hard to do. Before you resign why not evaluate your job’s responsibilities and see if you can perform them from home.
If you’re ready to sit down and talk to your boss about working from home, here are some suggestions to prepare you for your meeting.
How To Prep For A Meeting With Your Boss About Working From Home
Before meeting with your boss to introduce the idea of working from home, it’s important that you be prepared.
Here are some things you can bring up in your meeting:
- Explain the reasons why you it’s important to you to work from home and how this would boost your productivity.
- Outline your responsibilities and describe how you would be able to perform those tasks at home.
- Discuss your home office set up and how you have the necessary tools that will allow you to perform your job.
- Go over how your plans for communicating with him or her.
- Reassure your boss there won’t be any distractions while you work from home. Make sure you have your childcare needs in order before your start working from home.
- Convince your boss your performance will not be affected at all working from home and if extra measures are needed to persuade him or her. And if you can,look take supporting documents with the latest work from home stats to help your argument.
More specifically, point out that working from home will improve your job performance. And if the boss is still hesitating, recommend a trial period and meet weekly to assess how things are going.
Wrapping It Up
Being prepared at your meeting will show your boss that you did your homework and that you are committed to making it work for you both.
I hope you found this post helpful. And remember, you never know what you’ll get unless you ask! Good luck!