Good Business Values
Good Business is about values
“Good Business” is a term Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explains as an enjoyable work environment for an organization’s stakeholders, through which a business (or any organization’s) “balanced scorecard” improves, thereby contributing to healthier and more sustainable societies at large.
A business that does not contribute to human growth and well-being is not worth doing, no matter how much profit it generates in the short run. The most important distinguishing trait of visionary leaders is their belief in a goal that benefits them and others. People want to work for a cause, not just for a living. We must have the conviction that our existence serves a valuable purpose and has value.
FLIGBY is based on the original „Good Business” research
Good Business was the first scientific exploration of the relationship between Flow, leadership, and organizations. In cooperation with counterpart institutions at Stanford and Harvard, the Quality of Life Research Center at Claremont conducted the research. The purpose of the study was to establish what personal values, attitudes, and skills are found among leaders and executives whose objectives go beyond short-term profit maximization and personal glory.
Interviews with successful executives and entrepreneurs revealed that they considered their professional activities highly creative. FLIGBY’s 29 People Skills were defined based on the findings of the research to present the critical driving conditions necessary to create a Flow-promoting working environment.
The decision dilemmas and conflicts presented by the FLIGBY simulation are rooted in real corporate cases in line with the experiences collected by the research. From this perspective, FLIGBY is a creative extension of Csikszentmihalyi’s science, providing valuable practical insights into positive psychology.