If you’re not interested in returning to in-person work but your boss expects you to come back, or if you’re interviewing for a new job and want to work remotely, how can you negotiate your desired arrangement? How exactly should you ask for a work-from-anywhere arrangement when negotiating a job offer, or when you’ve been working virtually and don’t want to return in person to the office?
Here are five steps:
1) Demonstrate how it will benefit your employer.
2) Show the impact you can make.
3) Be prepared to take a pay cut if you’re relocating.
4) Use data to prove you can be successful working remotely.
5) Don’t expect a one-and-done conversation.
Here are also some tactics:
Whether you get the green light for permanent work-from-home or you and your boss agree to a trial period, get the exact agreement in writing. This way, everyone is clear that the arrangement can go forward, no matter who the manager is. And remember: While some flexibility is important while you negotiate, that flexibility should go both ways.
Do you like working remotely?
Is your culture embracing of the hybrid workplace?
Peppercorn, S. (2021, July). How to Negotiate a Remote Work Arrangement. Harvard Business Review.
Mark Kalin je izkušen manager, podjetnik, innovator, mentor, predavatelj in strokovnjak za vzpostavljanje inovativnih ekosistemov in transformacij kultur ter strokovnjak za vzpostavitev visoko zmogljivih virtualnih timov, z zelo bogato izobrazbo in poslovnimi izkušnjami.