Your flexible work proposal needs several sections to be thorough and convincing. This
checklist gets you started on a few of them.
✔ Add a PURPOSE section that focuses on the employer payoffs, not your personal ones.
Related article: Don’t Get Personal: Make the Business Case for Flexible Work
✔ Answer the QUESTION: “Exactly how will your job get done in the new arrangement?”
Resource: Get the answer in the full PLAN section of the Flexible Work Proposal Packages.
✔ Include one or two lines that emphasize the TRIAL PERIOD of three to six months.
Get more trial period tips under Tactic #2 in this free guide to convincing your boss.
✔ Explain how you will EVALUATE your new work arrangement.
Resource: This is one of the template sections included in the Flexible Work Proposal Packages.
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WARNING: “Winging it” is the biggest mistake you can make when requesting a flexible work arrangement. You’ll make it too easy for your boss to respond with a knee-jerk No. Don’t risk it.
Presenting a detailed professional plan that covers all aspects of your new flexible schedule makes it hard for your boss to say No.
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“My manager was quite impressed with the thoroughness of the plan…I just received approval…this will help restore a little sanity to our crazy lives…” Tamara Calandra, Human Resources Manager, Anacortes, WA
“I write proposals all the time, but this is so personal. I appreciated the guidance in how to discuss the issue in a professional way. (12 days later): My boss approved [it] and I’m thrilled.” Laura Kaloi, Director, Public Policy, Alexandria, VA