Are you struggling to juggle life and a 40-hour work week? It may be time to approach your management and HR department about reduced hours. Here's how.
Make it a solid value proposition. How is it going to help the company? While employee satisfaction is important to any employer, the bottom line is what drives business decisions. How will you be saving the company money and not overtaxing your colleagues?
Be specific. Whether you are proposing a temporary or permanent schedule, provide as much information as possible. If your proposal is for a limited time, spell it out, and include any coverage for your duties while you're out. If you are looking for a permanent change in hours, cite examples of other successful part-time positions in your company, or a case study in your industry highlighting the advantages.