Workflow to Pause less than 5 Minutes
To have a Pause action that executes based on the action configuration rather than relies on the SharePoint Timer Service (at least 5 minutes)
K Mikesell commented
I think a 'Sleep action' is what is needed here. Keep the thread, but sleep; this would avoid the SQL Update conflicts that occur during a race condition. Assume sleep would be less than a minute.
Well defined pauses in a workflow Progress (not dependent on the timer Service) would be very helpfull in order to ensure, that Nintex and SharePoint are well synchronized. Some Workflows error because of that bad synchronization.