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When we are in the state of Flow, we perform at our peak.

Flow is a mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment. Flow, creativity, and happiness are related.

Peak performance and Flow - Flow map by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Experiencing Flow at regular intervals is the difference between a great team and just any team. It is the difference between great performance and adequate performance. It is the difference between a fantastic day at work and just a good day at work. Facilitating Flow is a crucial condition of good leadership and is vital in sustaining business productivity. Not only do our productivity levels soar, but we experience a deep sense of satisfaction. Work becomes a source of enjoyment.

The benefits of Flow in our private life are inevitable. Why would it be important to promote flow within an organization as well? Check out the Flow Benefits in the working environment

Flow means being in a state in which optimal performance is made possible. If your employees experience Flow in your business, staff turnover and employee complaints are reduced. The work becomes a source of enjoyment and personal growth. Your company will become a place that people will look forward to being a part of.

In recent years, various management development schools have been discovering and rediscovering these theses of Prof. Csikszentmihalyi. The reason for this is the fact that organizations capable of fostering and sustaining long-term Flow for their employees, can count on increased performance standards. For Flow-promoting leaders who truly care about the bottom line in the broadest sense of that term, the first priority is to eliminate obstacles to Flow at all levels of the organization and to substitute practices and policies that are designed to make work enjoyable.

Take a look and see how Flow-promoting Leadership creates “Good Business”!