How and When to Find a Job Sharing Partner

A successful job sharing arrangement starts with finding and choosing a compatible work partner. I recommend you complete this step before you actually develop and present the proposal to share your existing position. With that person identified, you can present a realistic, workable job sharing proposal filled with the details which the two of you […]

Don’t Get Personal! Make the Business Case for Flexible Work

Life happens. And flexible work arrangements make it happen better because of the time and flexibility they offer. Having a baby Building a new side business Missing your friends and relatives Taking an evening MBA program Wanting quantity time with your kids Meeting elder care demands Volunteering in the community These are some of the […]

How to Build Your Confidence to ASK for Flexible Work

Do you know why most people don’t get the flexible work schedule they want? Right—they don’t ask. What holds them back? They’re afraid to ask. Afraid to approach their manager. Unsure about how to ask. Afraid of a “no.” Is that you, too? Maybe you’re stalling because you’re nervous about negotiating. Well, that’s natural and expected, […]

The #1 BIG Mistake When Requesting Flexible Work

Let’s face it: approaching your manager to request a flexible work schedule can be nerve-wracking, especially if you lack a well-defined plan. What? No plan? You can plan on rejection of your request for flexible work if you make the #1 big mistake. The #1 Big Mistake When Requesting Flexible Work Winging it. That’s right. […]

Got 2 Minutes? Copy Page 1 of Your Job Sharing Proposal

A hard-copy proposal makes a critical difference in getting your request for a job sharing arrangement approved. Do you have two minutes? You can start it now. Highlight and copy the INTRODUCTION and PURPOSE sections below, excerpted from the Job Sharing Proposal Package. Then paste into a word processing document. Customize the information inside the […]

Got 2 Minutes? Copy Page 1 of Your Part-time Proposal

A hard-copy proposal makes a critical difference in getting your request for a part-time schedule approved. Do you have two minutes? You can start it now. Highlight and copy the INTRODUCTION and PURPOSE sections below, excerpted from the Part-time Proposal Package. Then paste into a word processing document. Customize the information inside the brackets and […]

Got 2 Minutes? Copy Page 1 of Your Compressed Workweek Proposal

A hard-copy proposal makes a critical difference in getting your request for a compressed workweek approved. Do you have two minutes? You can start it now. Highlight and copy the INTRODUCTION and PURPOSE sections below, excerpted from the Compressed Workweek Proposal Package. Then paste into a word processing document. Customize the information inside the brackets […]

Got 2 Minutes? Copy Page 1 of Your Telecommuting Proposal

A hard-copy proposal makes a critical difference in getting your request for a telecommuting arrangement approved. Do you have two minutes? You can start it now. Highlight and copy the INTRODUCTION and PURPOSE sections below, excerpted from the Telecommuting Proposal Package. Then paste into a word processing document. Customize the information inside the brackets and […]

Four Compelling Employer Advantages of Job Sharing

Job sharing is a savvy way to keep your career on track, even as you reduce your hours. The position stays full time, but because it’s filled by two people, i.e., you and a job sharing partner, you get to have more time for life outside of work. Attractive arrangement? Yes. But can it also […]

Compressed Work Week: Pros & Cons as a Flexible Work Arrangement

If you want to work four days a week instead of five, a compressed work week is one way to get it. It’s a popular choice; Fridays off is a common way they’re configured. But is it a fit for you? Here’s a quick look at the personal (not employer) pros and cons. If you […]