Athletes call it the ‘zone’ – the state of flow that enables them to break records. Imagine what you could achieve if you could do the same at work. You can.
“The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.” That’s flow writes Mark Hollingworth for Ivey Business Journal. Quoting the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, he explains that while many of us experience flow when we practise our favourite hobbies, few do so at work.
But what if you could? According to McKinsey and Company, you’d boost your performance by up to 500%. It’s a pity then, that most operate at that level only 10% of the time. Here Mark Hollingworth tells you what you need to do to get in the zone at work, and how to inspire your team to do the same.