How To Nap Successfully At Work



By Laurence Knight in BBC News.


It takes real chutzpah to have a bed in your office, and to openly sleep in it during work hours.

Back in the 1990s, Bhim Suwastoyo was a busy reporter for Agence France Presse in its Jakarta bureau in Indonesia.

And he became notorious within the company for sleeping underneath a cupboard behind his desk.

“Whenever somebody from the Hong Kong head office would visit, the first thing they would ask is: ‘Show me your bed,'” he tells me for BBC World Service’s Business Daily programme. “Such a good reputation!”

Bhim explains that this was particularly useful at the height of the 1997 Asian currency crisis, when the Indonesian rupiah lost half its value and the Suharto government collapsed.


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