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Friday, May 31, 2013

Group Genius: Post #5--Flow

Flow: Well-known psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi named “flow” as a peak experience of heightened consciousness and creativity. Four characteristics: 1) Skills match the challenge (note difference between boredom and frenzy); 2) The goal is clear; 3) Constant feedback about progress toward the goal; 4) Concentration is fully on the task—and time flies.  People reach flow most often in conversation with others, which leads to creativity.  Basketball represents pure group genius, especially pickup ball with no clock or referee—it’s “flow” in motion.

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