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How To Ask For Flexibility At Work

How To Ask For Flexibility At Work

Update: 2020-07-13
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Before asking make sure:



  1. Your performance is meeting expectations


  2. Your leader trusts you to do your work


  3. Know what you want / need



Flexibility could be:



  • Hours


  • Days


  • Working from home


  • Shifting focus


  • Shifting workloads


  • Work from family member's home


  • Adjusting goals


  • Changing expectations



Asking your leader for flexibility:



  1. Let them know what you're looking for


  2. Let them know why you're looking for it


  3. Assure them your quality / quantity of work will not decrease


  4. Assure them your work is high priority


  5. Offer to set up check-ins each week


  6. Let them know how it will help and the benefits


  7. Lay out the structure you're set up so they know you'll be successful




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How To Ask For Flexibility At Work

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