Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to negotiate a holiday with your boss. And no, you don’t need to lie about a relative’s sickness, you just need to plan ahead.
- Approach the boss with a solution
- Find a replacement
- Plan ahead
- Be flexible
Approach the boss with a solution
What can you do to ensure that your work does not get impacted during your absence? If you approach your seniors with a solution, half the battle is already won.
Find a replacement
It can be a colleague or someone hired temporarily. Work should’t suffer in your absence.
Don’t decided to go on a leave last minute as it would burden your colleagues. Plan it ahead so your manager also has time to figure out what to do in your absence.
Build your leave request around others who might be planning to take time off. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated and reciprocated.
What you need to do is plan in advance and approach your boss honestly. “Clear communication helps your seniors plan the team capacity in advance, shows them that you have the company’s interest in mind and ensures that there is trust between you and your seniors,” says Rakhee Malik, head and director of human resources, AT Kearney India, a management consulting company.Continue reading “How to negotiate a holiday with your boss”