Flexible working arrangements are something most employees require at some point. There are multiple reasons for this, from child care to illness, inability to commute in some hourly intervals, and others. As long as flexible working arrangements don't affect the employee's productivity and can be accommodated by the team, the managers usually approve them. They have a large impact on employee's work satisfaction, loyalty towards the company, and overall well-being.
The flexible working arrangements request email should include important information such as the reason for requesting a flexible work schedule, how this change would impact the team and task planning, the starting date of the new work schedule, and all details concerning the new schedule. Check out the following steps to write a flexible working arrangements request email:
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Subject line: Request for flexible working arrangements
I want to request to work a flexible work arrangement starting with [date]. Due to [child care],[personal reasons]/[illness]/[family problems]/[inability to come to the office] I am forced to [vary my starting and finishing times]/[reduce working hours]/[change working days]/[alternate work from home with work from the office].
My current work schedule is from [Monday] to [Friday], from [9 AM] to [5 PM]. I would like to change it from [Monday] to [Thursday], from [8 AM] to [6 PM].
This change in my working pattern [will] / [will not] affect my colleagues. I’m ready to work with my team to accommodate any impact they may receive due to my change of schedule.
This change in my working pattern [will] / [will not] affect task planning. I’m ready to work with my team to manage any possible delays in the assigned tasks.
I’m willing to discuss any other possible alternatives that work for both of us. As soon as the reasons behind my request are no longer active, I’ll return to my regular schedule.
Thank you for considering this request. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.