Do you experience FLOW at work - seven ways to enhance your experience

Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced CHICK-sent-me-high-ee) coined the concept of flow experience defining flow as a state of optimal experience – which he described in his books: ‘Flow – the Psychology of Optimal Experience” and the sequel ‘The Evolving Self’. He asserts that life is shaped as much by the future as by the past and the best moments of experience occur when a person’s mind and body are stretched in a voluntary directed effort to achieve something difficult or challenging. Optimal flow experience is something that we can consciously make happen – we can control how our personalities can be applied to achieve rewarding and enjoyable performance. This idea of flow therefore shares many ideas with [...]

Flow experience at work and instrinsic motivation

Flow experience is a short-term peak experience (almost an actualisation) at work that is about absorption, enjoyment and intrinsic work motivation. During these times of Flow that occur when we are doing our job and any similar activity like studying, or even deep immersion in a hobby, time flies and the experience of the task itself can be extremely pleasurable. [...]