Hi [insert your boss’ name here],
As our team continues to work more from home, I would like to request reimbursement for new ergonomic solutions to improve my at-home workspace. A sit-stand desk converter, a monitor arm, or a mobile desk would help add more movement to my workday, while also helping me stay comfortable, engaged and productive. Does [insert company name here] offer a stipend or another program that could cover this purchase?
Working from home, I sit more than I did at the office, where we’d walk to conference rooms, take the stairs or do a few laps outside over lunch. Research shows that moving more, even just alternating between sitting and standing, supports physical and mental health. That includes a lower risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, plus a lower risk for anxiety and depression.
During these stressful times, I know that I need to take care of myself more than ever. I think this would be a beneficial way to help alleviate the aches and pains from my current set-up and keep me working at my best and striving toward our company goals.
If you need more background on why this is a worthwhile investment for the company and me, you can check out these resources or this short executive brief.
Thanks for considering!
[Insert your name here]