You’ve heard of a coffee break, how about Fika (FEE-kah)? It’s like a coffee break on steroids. It’s what they do in Sweden. Workers take a 30 minute break in the morning, around ten o-clock for coffee, then they have lunch. There is another 30 minute Fika break at two o-clock in the afternoon with more coffee and maybe some cake.
Swedish business leaders say Fika is a great way to exchange knowledge and opinions about what’s going on in the company, and generally bond with your colleagues. The trend is now spreading to other countries. Although not widely known in the US, the Swedes spend in total 9.5 days each year having Fika. Click below for our conversation about Fika.