HOW TO BOND WITH YOUR WORK MATES
You want to make a big difference? Make one small change at a time.
You want the world to change? Reflect those ideals into your small daily habits.
THIS IS WHAT BROUGHT FIKA INTO MY LIFE.
It wasn’t a radical revolutionary concept, it was just one thing I started doing to improve the quality of my life and the quality of my relationship with my crew.
As a freelance content creator, I have the luxury of being able to choose my crew and work from home -most of the time. Brilliant as it may sound, this has a lot of downsides. One of the drawbacks is that you have to share your personal space with people, you work all day and all night long and when you spend unlimited time with your work buddies working non-stop, you reach the saturation point of a work-relationship.
THEN IT’S TIME FOR FIKA.
Taking a true break with your work buddies, brewing a cup of good coffee while enjoying each other’s company. At any Swedish workplace, there is always a fika break, or two; in the morning and in the afternoon. Connecting with your team is as important as deadlines and it’s a wicked form of team-building and bonding.
Fika is Swedish for a coffee break that’s more about socializing than drinking coffee. And something sweet is also welcome. Swedes prefer not to translate the word fika. They don’t want it to lose significance and become a mere coffee break. And I totally get that.
I think of is as a sanctuary from the work pressure and a good excuse to savour the moment while dunking a biscuit in your coffee.
Find out how to use Fika as a bonding tool and how to use a moka pot to make coffee on my blog by following this link.
Until the next one,