GET PEO­PLE TO RE­SPECT YOUR WORK-AT-HOME AR­RANGE­MENT

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

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.”

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