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How to Sell Remote Working to Your Boss

If you’re seeing the benefits of co-working and trying to decide whether it would be a good move for your career, one of the biggest barriers that you may face comes down to the idea of convincing your boss to start working remotely. Here are some strategies on how you can sell the idea of remote work to your boss:

Consider Your Position

List the items of your job that can be done remotely and how you can work most effectively in a remote location. Consider the framework of the local co-working space and if you’ll be able to get the best results with the job you have. Taking a look into the system and if you be able to effectively perform your job can often be the first sell for your boss.

Present The Research To Them

Doing the research yourself and take a look into a few co-working spaces in the area. Presenting them with real data on success stories on a specific co-working space, the costs, and what you can access will be important.

Consider It From Their Perspective

Even though working in a coworking spot may be highly beneficial for your ongoing work process, consider how it is going to bring value to your boss over time. Tie in why it is going to be important to the organization and how costs can be saved through coworking.

Have A Timeline In Place

Considering a trial or a one month short time period to try it with an evaluation period will always be an easier sell to your boss. Suggesting a trial of 3 days a week with coworking may also be an easier soft sell over permanently changing your location as well. Having a flexible attitude throughout the trial period can be an important way that you can keep your options open with your boss and make the transition easier with them.

Consider these top ideas as you are working to sell coworking to your boss.

This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace which is a work space rental. Signature Workspace, owned and operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services and amenities such as private offices, flex space, co-working space, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, and more.

 

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