Curious how to talk with your boss about turning your in-house job into a part-time or full-time telecommute position?

 

It doesn’t have to be as daunting as it may seem. Below are some ideas for getting that conversation rolling:

 

1. Make sure to come to the conversation armed with stories of your success and hard work at the company; bonus points if you have worked from home successfully in the past, even on a short-term basis.

2. Make sure your boss knows that you love working there – and that you don’t want to get a new job…you want to take the one you have with you. The more secure they feel with your commitment to their company, the less reluctant they will be to discuss working remotely.

3. Bring up case studies and examples that highlight companies and employees that have found tremendous success with a telecommuting work policy.

It might take some time and several conversations, but you might just be surprised at how open your boss might be to a remote work option.