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The pandemic forced us to work from home. Besides the perks of avoiding commutes and working in your pyjamas, many have found that this change has brought about improved work-life balance and productivity.

So what if your bosses are asking you to return to the newsroom, but you feel you would work better if you stayed at home? BBC's Anna Jones offers a few pointers on how to have that conversation.

Put yourself in your manager's shoes, she writes. Middle managers have found the pandemic stressful as they have been in limbo between managing others and thinking about their own careers. Be prepared to demonstrate that you can be trusted.

"That might mean giving a quick video of your distraction-free home office, committing to slightly more emails or one-on-ones than you're used to, or promising to write weekly reports setting out what you’ve achieved, even if you feel it will give you extra work," it reads.

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