How to Continue With Flexible Work Arrangements After Your Boss Leaves

By good we mean respectful, appreciative, and also flexible when it comes to your work arrangements.

We’ve seen it time and time again: You’ve worked out a fantastic schedule. It’s flexible, the hours and commute are amenable to both you and your employer and most of all, you get your work done.

And then the inevitable happens: The boss who approved the arrangement leaves! Unfortunately, this means your new boss doesn’t necessarily have to give the green light to your current situation.

In today’s New York Post, Gregory Giangrande, chief human resources officer of Time, Inc., says, “Unless the agreement says that the company cannot change that arrangement — which is highly doubtful — then no, he doesn’t have to abide by an agreement made with a former manager.”

So, where does that leave you, the hard worker accustomed to your flexible work arrangement? Schedule a meeting with your new boss and point out how your arrangement is technically it’s a non-issue as it relates to your work performance.

He adds, “But be prepared for change — and to discuss how much time you’d need to transition to a full-time office schedule if he doesn’t approve, or whether you’d even want to continue under those conditions.”