- How can we keep up with constant changes and pressure?
- How can we engage our team and colleagues?
- How can we be simply more passionate and balanced?
One word: “FLOW“!
Technically defined as an “optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best,” the term takes its name from the sensation it evokes. In flow, every action, every decision, arises seamlessly from the last. In this state, we are so focused on the task at hand that all else falls away. Action and awareness merge.
“Create a work environment that fosters flow”
In my keynotes and workshops, I share how extreme athletes including myself have used flow to lift athletic performance to levels unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. But more importantly anyone can tap into this state. It’s ubiquitous. It shows up anywhere, provided certain initial conditions are met — and that includes the world of business.
In a 10-year study conducted by McKinsey, top executives reported being five times more productive when they were in a state of flow. Think about that for a moment. This means, if you can spend Monday in flow, you’ll get as much done as your colleagues or employees do in a week. In fact, according to these same McKinsey researchers, if we could increase the time we spend in flow by 15-20%, overall workplace productivity would almost double.
So how can we produce more flow in our lives and organizations?
Flow states have triggers — pre-conditions that lead to more flow. Some are psychological, while others are environmental, social or creative. But since flow is a state of total absorption, all are ways of heightening and targeting our attention, driving focus into the present moment.
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