5 Reasons Bosses Fear Flexibility (and What You Can Do About It)

If You Want Flexibility at Work, You Have to be Proactive

5. Build Credibility & Sell Yourself Gracefully

To be successful in negotiating for a more flexible work arrangement, you first need to build a solid track record of valuable performance, earn the trust of those you work with, and make sure to “sell” yourself gracefully as a valued part of the team.

Be sure to keep records of your performance, and ask satisfied clients and grateful colleagues for “thank you” letters. Managers and companies are often desperate to hold onto their most valuable employees and are far more likely to allow for flexibility to keep one of their “rock stars” happy.