The Benefits of “Sleep Pods” at Work

sleep pods at work business cartoon

The caption for this cartoon evolved quite a bit while it sat marinating in my spreadsheet for a month or two.

At first it was, “They’re smaller, cheaper, and easier to assemble than cubicles.” Which just sort of sits there and asks you, “The joke is where?”

Then it changed to, “They’re smaller and cheaper than cubicles, but everyone keeps climbing out.” That kind of sort of makes sense, and it’s jokier than the first. But the more you think about it the quicker it breaks down and you realize that there’s not actually a joke in there.

The final caption popped up right before I sent it off to my assistant to shade and it seemed so simple, so obvious – that I wondered how I hadn’t seen it earlier.

Maybe I just. . .needed a nap.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website,

2 Reactions
  1. Martin Lindeskog

    Mark: Could you listen to podcasts in these sleeping pods?! 😉

  2. Employees need a balance between rest and work. And it is with this reason that this may work.