Chapter 16 Writing and Delivering Your Proposal

Once you have worked out the details of your ideal arrangement, you must write a proposal. You should have a written proposal ready to go before bringing up your request with your boss. The written proposal demonstrates that you have thoroughly thought out your plan, and it gives your boss a document to review carefully. Your boss may also need something to pass along to any others in the company who need to approve the arrangement. While your face-to-face meeting with your boss will be a pivotal part of this process, the written document will be your key selling tool.

Writing the Proposal

The tone of your proposal must focus on the mutual gain of your recommended arrangement. Your boss must focus ...

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