Forbes: How To Convince Your Employer To Let You Work Part Time

How To Convince Your Employer To Let You Work Part Time

Traditional working hours are changing. Not only is it becoming more common for employers to offer flexible work schedules, but many are discovering the benefits, both financially and in terms of productivity, of having a part-time or flexible workforce.

Though it doesn’t work for every company or boss, if you find yourself in a position where it’s that or quit, it’s worth bringing up — especially if you can show you’re capable of taking care of your responsibilities in less time. Below, seven coaches from Forbes Coaches Council tell you how to strategize before broaching the subject with your employer.

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Reframe the Opportunity as a Win-Win for Both of You

Instead of leading with the “why you can’t,” bring the “why you can” to the table. Showcasing a plan that allows you to work smarter versus harder is a win for theemployer. Especially if you can fill a need that keeps productivity up and saves them on other costs related to labor. Show your ingenuity and innovation to reframe the opportunity as a win-win for both of you. – Jen Kelchner

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.


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