Give incentives to work from home, says Lam Thye


PETALING JAYA: Incentives should be given to employees to make working from home (WFH) a more pleasant experience, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye (pic).

The Alliance for Safe Community chairman said such incentives could offer employees the opportunity to enhance their workspace at home and make it more conducive for them to carry out their tasks.

"Not all employees have the same advantages. While some have proper workspace and facilities at home, there are those who have to resort to working from cramped living or dining rooms and have to contend with unstable access to work tools like the Internet," he said in a statement on Wednesday (March 10).

An unsuitable work environment at home, he said, could likely increase stress levels and lead to mental and physical health problems.

He said workers would be happy to receive incentives to enhance their workspace with proper ergonomic furniture.

Lee also proposed that tax relief can be considered for employers who provide more suitable equipment for their workers to improve their WFH experience.

The WFH culture is likely to stay even after the Covid-19 situation is brought under control, he pointed out.

"The new norm requires new approaches and innovation that will enhance productivity and improve quality of life," he said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Work From Home , Lee Lam Thye , incentives

   

Next In Nation

King, Queen perform special prayers for safety of Palestinians
Drawbridge towers lit up in Palestinian flag colours as show of solidarity
Covid-19: 14 new clusters, seven linked to community transmission
Covid-19: Bosses in Selangor can now buy vaccine for their staff
Motorcyclist who allegedly performed dangerous stunts in viral video arrested
Report: Selangor DAP convention, national congress expected to be postponed due to MCO
School in Melaka hit by massive flash flood
Dining-in ban at eateries only meant for customers, say police
Dr Wee’s team gives aid to Kg Parit Kassan constituents
LHDN sues Shafee for RM9.41mil in tax arrears

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers