GET PEOPLE TO RESPECT YOUR WORK-AT-HOME ARRANGEMENT
When you work at home, it can be a
challenge to make sure others respect the arrangement. Perhaps you have a coworker who makes jokes about you slacking off while they’re all at the office, or who regularly forgets to include you in meetings.
You may not be able to change
their opinions, but you can request that they change their behaviour. Instead of having the “No, I’m actually working!” conversation, make specific, actionable requests, and keep enforcing your boundaries.
Say something along these lines:
“I miss the headquarters sometimes, but this arrangement works best for me right now. By the way, I’d like to call in to your Friday meeting with the team.” Or “please copy me on emails about this topic from now on — it’s part of my role.”