Michael Soto (Spark Collaboration), and Jennifer Gore (Weleet) published a piece entitled “Go Fika Yourself: A Proven Way to Work Better” via The Huffington Post.
Job-related stress is causing companies hundreds of billions of dollars each year. According to one study, 78 percent of workers put their stress levels at medium to very high, and some of them have missed a day of work (31 percent) or even quit their jobs (40 percent) because of it.
But not in Sweden. And the reason why may be as simple as a cup of coffee.
Swedish culture has a marvelous tradition known as “fika.” While it roughly translates to drinking coffee, it is much more than that. Fika is a scheduled opportunity to slow down to connect and bond with others.