2020 has been the year of the changing world order. One crucial consequence of it has been the Work From Home culture in workspaces. Organizations around the world are implementing work from home policies to help employees avoid catching or spreading illnesses. A recent study showed that 91% of US employees believe that working from home can help decrease the spread of Covid-19, and 89% are willing to work from home to avoid getting sick.
If you’re waiting to get the go-ahead to work from home, try these email templates to start the conversation with your manager. Simply copy and paste them and fill in your own details where need be:
Here is a basic template that you can use to guide you when crafting your own email asking to work from home:
Dear [supervisor's name],
As you know, [incentive for wanting to work from home]. By working at home, I feel that I could [list of specific benefits of working from home].
Would it be possible for me to begin working from home [frequency of remote work request], while still meeting in the office on an as-needed basis? I value my time in the office with my colleagues, and I look forward to our continued collaboration. I'd still be available by [methods of communication] while working from home. Of course, I am invested in the success of this company and our department, so I'm flexible about the days and frequency that work best for you and the rest of the team.
Thank you for your time and consideration.