Driving to work everyday has increasingly become costly for you because of the rising cost of fuel. But you cannot just resign from work and start working from home since you really do not have any ideas on what home based business you can pursue. But even if you have an idea, you do nt have enough funds to start a business and keep it afloat for at least six months without any promises of profits.
The only answer left is telecommuting – the art of working at home for your office. The good news is that companies understand the growing concern of fuel prices so some allow telecommuting. On the other hand, there are companies who prefer their employees to work in the office.
But do not let that statement discourage you; all you need to do is to make the company realize that you could work at the same level or even better when you telecommute.
Here are some tips to get the company realize that allowing you to telecommute will do them good.
Tip # 1: Write a Case Study
A case study is a document that seeks to answer some problems in certain cases. By writing a case study, you are aiming to provide an answer to office productivity with lesser costs. Be sure to be as specific as possible in order to strengthen your point.
You can easily write about theories or even principles of the beauty of telemarketing but if you don’t provide numbers, your paper and effort would all be for nothing. You don’t even have to be told to write a case study – you just go ahead and do it.
Your boss might not like that idea of you writing a case study but they will appreciate the effort and take a look at your case.
Tip # 2: Show them your Capabilities
Telecommuting is only possible when you can get in touch with the office as soon as possible. That means you need to have a strong internet connection and a dedicated phone line so that you can talk and get in touch with people who wants to talk to you.It will cost you but the savings that you’ll get in the long run is still worth it.
The challenge is to make sure you recoup the equipment that you have spent. That is why you have to work harder to ensure that the company sees the benefits of telecommuting.
Tip # 3: Be Open to Negotiations
Do not expect that your boss will be ecstatic about the idea. Usually your boss would say a flat out “no” if you just go in there and ask if it is possible for you to telecommute. But don’t just say “no” for an answer; ask your boss if you could spend at least twice a week at home.
Be persistent and remind him or her of the case study that you have done. They can’t just ignore the facts that the company and you will be saving money at the same time.