Mumbai, May 22 -- Francis Anthony's home workstation is a lot like the one in his office. When he availed the $250 home office allowance from his company, Salesforce India, in March, he knew exactly what he would spend it on: a study table, a table lamp and a laptop with a curved screen as external monitor and a Magic Mouse. "At office, I work with three monitors and with the new external monitor, I can replicate the office experience at home. It has also improved my productivity," says Anthony, 39, the trailhead content experience team lead (industries cloud) of the firm.

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