If you’ve long been wishing to transform your cubicle into your livingroom couch, Mark Shead from Productivity501 gives some valuable advice about how to approach your manager and inquire about working from home. As an ex-manager, Mark, gives some insider information about what approaches work best, and what homework you need to do prior to asking your boss for permission. Mark’s post also includes how to be productive while working form home.
According to the 2003 Census report, the average commute time is 38 minutes each way for some parts of the country. That is 76 minutes each day, over 6 hours per week or 41 work days each year. If you live somewhere that has a long commute time, it is easy to see how much time is just spent driving back and forth.
If you were able to eliminate the commute even one day per week, you would save over 65 hours per year. That is over 8 work days of time or equivalent to an extra 1.5 weeks of vacation.
Convince Your Boss to Let you Work from Home – [Productivity501]