Your proposal should convince your employer that your suggested
work arrangement is both viable and stands to benefit the
company. Keep one overriding question in mind as you create
your proposal--Whats in it for your employer?
- Write and present your proposal in a professional manner.
It should be typewritten in memo or report format, free
of grammatical and spelling errors, and presented in a meeting
specially scheduled to go over the details.
- Have a co-worker or career-savvy acquaintance read your
proposal and comment on it before you present it to your
- Avoid emotion. Instead, address the issue from the perspective
of tangible benefits your employer will receive.
- Anticipate and prepare answers to any questions or objections
your supervisor may have.
- Detail your responsibilities and how much work youll
- If you have children, address the issue of childcare so
your employer will know youre actually working during
your office hours.
If your request is denied, ask for specific reasons why.
Then you can go back to the drawing board, rethink your arrangement
and craft a new proposal addressing your employer's objections.