A Work-from-Home Argument Your Boss Can't Refuse

Focus on what's in it for them

Lecturing your boss on the virtues of being a "green company" is not the way to convince her to allow you to work remotely. But if you point out the study results from slide 4 about the higher productivity and job satisfaction rates among teleworkers you will get her ear.  At that point you might add that companies with telecommuting programs have found it helps increase employee retention, which reduces a company's costs of hiring and training new employees (WorldatWork.org, 2007).