Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?” Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of “flow.”  The concept of flow is important to discuss with members of your team asking what you can do to help protect each other’s “flow” time.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s definition of flow is…

A highly satisfying psychological state involving:

Clear objective

Intense need for concentration

Lack of interruptions/distractions

Clear and immediate feedback on progress toward the goal

Sense of challenge