We talked about clear goals in relation to flow trigger #2, but here in the context of others we find Shared, Clear Goals. There is no doubt that groups need to be clear in order to be collective. Otherwise flow is blocked.
Having goals that are shared works on two levels. Firstly, we need to work towards a common goal – that which we share. Secondly, we all need to know who is working on what and why. Sharing each others goals.
Transparency is the name of the game here. Anything that is hidden reduces shared, clear goals to merely a goal. Then mistrust can creep in and the chances of flow fly out of the window. A shared approach promotes collaboration. Pushing in the same direction rather than splintering off to pursue other interests.