5 Tips to Gain More Flexibility at Work

In Honor of National Telework Week, Find Out How to Improve Your Work/Life Balance

2. Know What You Hope to Gain

"There is no one-size-fits-all approach—that would assume everyone has the same life, the same familial responsibilities, the same work preferences, the same productivity schedules, etc.,” O’Kelly says.

She believes workers should be mindful about what exactly they hope to gain from the flexibility. Will it give you two extra hours with your kids by not having to commute? Are the cost savings significant, especially given rising fuel costs? Will a few hours a week of focused quiet time outside an active work environment allow you to be more productive?