While many organisations give their employees laptops and headsets to support activity-based working (i.e. hot desking & remote working), do they actually give them enough to work from home in the same manner they would in an office?
If you think about your office setup, most hot desks would be equipped with:
docking station with power
external monitor(s) and arm for adjustment
keyboard & mouse
Do you have the same setup at home? If so - who paid for it, you or your employer?
The average cost per employee per year for a dedicated desk is approximately $5,000 (lots of variables in this such as location, country, etc. so let's just use round numbers for now).
Yet the above equipment probably costs about 2k and can be depreciated as a CapEx - so why aren't employers doing this for their employees? Are they too cheap to spend the money? Do they not think about how their employees should be physically sitting while working from home?
Curious to know your thoughts and experiences.
I cover some of these topics on my video series Work from Home Warriors, and will be reviewing more products - reach out if you'd like to be interviewed!