Research links high team performance to group flow
Even the most stellar individuals don't automatically make a high performing team unless they perform well together. Group flow is the peak experience of team performance. This magical chemistry is rare, but several researchers report that groups in flow are consistently the highest performers. Group flow is especially useful when facing a lot of change, because it helps teams adapt quickly, making them more resilient.
In flow, an entire group performs in perfect harmony, communicating without language and generating the energy to overcome obstacles. Researchers (including Keith Sawyer, who studied with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - the psychologist who coined the term ‘flow’ for individual performance) study the conditions for this state. The belief was that you couldn’t plan for or create group flow and assumed the best you could do was the create conditions and hope it happened.
Somewhat accidentally, through my 20 years of rigorous mindfulness and somatics study, I discovered techniques that create group flow. These make up my Mindfulness 3.0™ toolkit which is at the heart of my process for improving team performance. These advanced practices gives teams a competitive edge by deliberately cultivating group flow with insights from research and techniques from the emerging field of somatics.