Rule Five: Be Prepared to Reassure Your Boss, on Every Level
Bosses are worriers. They can’t help it. Bear with them. When it comes to granting flexibility we’ve found most of their concerns boil down to that one simple question: How will I know you won’t just play with the kids and lounge around at home on the company’s payroll eating Doritos all day? We know, it’s very tempting to say—“for God’s sake, just trust me, I’m a grown-up who takes her commitments seriously.” But to get your New All, you’ll have to give a more concrete reassurance than that. Here’s our list of reassurances to wield. Once you fire off a few of these, his misguided notions will vanish.