The Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * — THE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY — October 27, 2016 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 behavior. 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.” Adapted from Virtual Collaboration (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series) http://links.mkt3142.com/ctt?kn=1&ms=MTU3NDY2ODcS1&r=MzE2MzcwNDA2NDI5S0&b=2&j=ODgyMDM0OTE2S0&mt=1&rt=0 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * If you do not wish to receive any email messages from Harvard Business Review, click here: http://links.mkt3142.com/ctt?kn=2&ms=MTU3NDY2ODcS1&r=MzE2MzcwNDA2NDI5S0&b=2&j=ODgyMDM0OTE2S0&mt=1&rt=0 Copyright (c) 2016 Harvard Business School Publishing, an affiliate of Harvard Business School. All rights reserved. Harvard Business Publishing | 60 Harvard Way | Boston, MA 02163 Customer Service: 800-988-0886 (+1-617-783-7500 outside the U.S. and Canada)