How to Get a Flexible Work Schedule
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Francesca Di Meglio | Monster Contributing Writer
Keep Your Promises
Once your flexible schedule gets approved, perform. Noble advises you go beyond your job objectives and set up metrics to measure your progress. She adds that keeping a timeline for achieving certain goals – on the home front and in the office – is a good way to determine if you’re meeting your performance objectives. Check in with your boss often to ensure she’s satisfied with your results. Set up a time to review the success of the proposed schedule a few months after it’s in place. If it’s not working, be open to change.
Communicate with Coworkers
Resentment from fellow coworkers is common. Performing well and communicating often is one way to gain support. “Resentment obstructs what needs to be done,” says Weizmann. “People don’t just walk around with your schedule in their heads.” Tell colleagues and your boss where you are and what you’re doing. Be up front with coworkers, says Noble, and have a back-up plan for modifying the system if necessary.
While you’ll need to establish limits so you’re not
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