After having my first two children 15 months apart, I thought I was going lose my mind. Wiping noses, changing diapers and meeting deadlines was almost impossible in the pre-laptop days. I asked my boss for a reduced work schedule (four days a week). It wasn't granted often in the newsroom but I managed to convince her to give it a try. See my video above.
Today, in my Miami Herald column, I highlight some strategies for overcoming managers' objections to flexible work arrangements. I hope some of you who are pondering making a request will find the tips helpful.