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.