More and more workplaces offer employees the opportunity to work remotely. Yet, if it isn’t available in your office, it may seem like a nonstarter.
In the year 2019, that’s absolutely not true.
Over two-thirds of the global workforce now works remotely at least one day each week and 50 percent works outside the office for at least half of the week, according to a 2018 study from International Workplace Group.
But while remote work is increasingly common, it’s often up to employees to advocate for it. While 63 percent of employers reported having remote workers, according to Upwork’s Future Workforce Report from last year, the majority of those organizations lacked an official remote work policy.
What can make the difference in whether you’ll enjoy the freedom to work from home yourself is how you ask. The following steps will help to persuade even the most skeptical of managers to let you work remotely.