Working remotely has become increasingly popular over the last few years. As every employee want job flexibility and self-autonomy. The option of working remotely gives me the chance to travel, spend more time with loved ones and perhaps even get more work done.
Today is the era of millennials who desire to work remotely. They are not like the typical professionals who are just pissed off in their daily office routine and work under the four walls of the office. Basically what millennials want for their work environment is an appealing space. It is due to the fact that one has more freedom to work around their schedule, around work and things they love, thereby boosting work-life balance that many people are flocking towards this format of working. Besides, being locked in an office all day kind of sucks!
Sometimes just switching from your office desk to a coffee shop or co-working space will open up your mind. Changing your physical space can change your headspace as well which is a simple hack you really can’t do in an office where you’re expected to be at your desk. Remote work is challenging, but it can be more fun, productive and, above all, inspiring.
You’re starting to get fed up. It seems you’re only living for the weekends There is no sort of amazement left in your life. You just feel irritated and frustrated from your life. For some of you, though, working remotely remains just a dream. That’s because you’re scared to ask your boss about it.
If you are in such a scenario, then don’t worry, I am listing some of the ways to convince your boss to let you work remotely.
Always feel free to have a conversation with your boss regarding your choice of interest and your work issues. If you are a good employee and possess all the required skills then he will definitely listen to you.
First things, first:
Be an efficient employee
If you want to work remotely, you have to prove that you are an effective and hardworking employee. Highlight strengths needed to work remotely, such as showing diligence, meeting deadlines, communicating clearly and working autonomously. Your boss needs to appreciate that you are a valuable employee and understand that it’s in the company’s best interest to keep you happy instead of losing you and having to hire someone else for your job. Put yourself in a situation where you can ask for what you want, and not feel bad about it.
Have a plan
It’s important to be thorough with your plan and anticipate any questions or potential concerns that your boss will bring up. Foresee issues that may arise be it financial, communication, work-wise and what not. Work out solutions for the same.
When your boss sees how committed you are to making remote working a success and how detailed you have been, then he/she will be more likely to accept your request.
Suggest a trial period
Be fair, and suggest a trial period of perhaps three months to evaluate the results of working remotely. Identify the tasks or projects you feel confident you can complete during that time and discuss what goals or results your boss would need to see to be convinced of success.
Respond to calls, texts, tasks etc and be as efficient if not more as you were when working from the office space. Participate in all group discussions, meetings, conversations as much as possible and show your interest as you would from the office space.
If you dream of escaping the cubicle, there’s never been a better time. Do it today and I guarantee your life will thank you. Give remote work your best shot. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.