What’s the best way to take a break at work? Vending machine? Walk around the block? What about a Treat Challenge?
At NJI Media, we LOVE food. Snack hour is every hour at NJI Media. If you don’t know, we have a true love for hot sauce and making infographics of our favorite Old Town eateries.
According to Forbes, “ 65% of workers… opt out of taking a break period.” Studies have shown that “taking a break is good for you in both improving your overall job performance and keeping morale high.”
To take our love for food to the next level, we recently instituted a Treat Challenge. The rules are few but important.
1. Should a staffer decide to undertake the Treat Challenge, the staffer must announce his or her intent to the entire office.
2. All work will be put on hold while spectators and officiants gather in the kitchen to witness the Treat Challenge.
3. Once the officiant starts the clock, the challenger must open and eat two (2) Rice Crispy Treats completely. Time is called when both Rice Crispy Treats have been eaten, or, time is called when a challenger does not finish.
4. Should a challenger not complete the Treat Challenge, their results are posted as Did Not Finish in the Official Treat Challenge Game Book.
The current Treat Challenger record stands at :49.4 seconds, held by Joshua Shultz, Director of Client Services. The previous record stood at :53.9 seconds, held by Alex Sailer for a mere two days. Shultz’s record streak began on April 20 and is holding steady at one month.
Maybe you should take a break and conduct at challenge at work. It will only take a minute of your time…maybe a little more.
NOTE: NJI offers health care coverage. Treat Challenge-induced diabetes is considered a pre-existing condition.