Want to work from home? Tips on making your work and life intramural

Working from homeFor many of us, working from home holds a great deal more appeal than sitting in a noisy–or worse yet, deathly silent–cube farm, day-in, day-out.

I know that I’m more productive here than I ever was in the office. And I hear many folks echoing the same sentiment. And when you cut the commute down from a matter of miles to steps. And the access to the fridge. And…

Oh I could go on and on and on.

But what if you have to build the argument to get that opportunity?

Look no further than Productivity 501‘s expansive list describing how to “convince your boss to let you work from home.”

To hit the high points:

  1. Research the technology
  2. Position yourself for success
  3. Determine the business reason you should be allowed to work from home [HINT: It’s not the access to the fridge noted above.]
  4. Prepare your proposal
  5. Establish a trial period

(Hat tip to LifeDev)

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Founder and editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy
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