Work-Life 5/8/2015

Malakye Picks: Four Takes on Flexible Schedules

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Working From Home: 5 Ways to Make it Work for You by Leslie Juvin-Acker (read it on
Why Read It? Because working from home can have its own distractions.

  • Separating work and life is especially important in order to ensure you are being productive in your work when working from home
  • Having a plan is helpful - this can be done easily by prioritizing your tasks
  • Communicating clearly with your boss by outlining what it is you are doing gives them piece of mind to know that your work is, in fact, being completed

"Simply saying that one is working from home doesn't mean that the balance has been figured out. It's a bit tougher to create a separation, but it is possible and requires a lot of self-discipline and personal insight on developing a rhythm and mindset that works for you."


5 Tips for Asking for the Perfect Flexible Schedule (read it on
Why Read It? Because everyone works a little differently, and if presented well, your boss may be more willing than you think to allow you to have some flexibility in your day.

  • Know why it is important for you to have a little more flexibility in your day
  • The appropriateness of your ask depends heavily on your role and what your job requires
  • Being open to a trial period and always keeping open communication is imperative

"Keep a good attitude and be willing to take on these challenges, and you'll find that it will drive even more flexibility for you down the road."

10 Benefits of Working from Home
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The Top Thing Employees Want from their Bosses, and it's Not a Promotion
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