A Sense Of Control represents our 7th Social trigger. Groups need to be given a certain amount of freedom to excel. Autonomy and independence that respects competence creates flow.
Choose your challenges and skills development. A degree of control over the goals so that our sense of purpose remains strong. Make sure that destiny is in your own hands, even thought you have to embrace the uncertainty that will undoubtedly come you way.
If the group feel out of control then it has
As you would perhaps expect Risk is one of the 17 recognised flow triggers. There has to be some kind of potential for failure to drive us into flow. This in turn can boost innovation and as we will see our 17th flow trigger – creativity.
The risk can of course be physical as well as emotional or mental. But it doesn’t have to be life threatening. Just upping the odds a little bit can provide groups with a sense of risk.
The 5th social trigger is Equal Participation (and Skill Level). Nothing detracts more from group flow than people who aren’t pulling their weight. The opportunity to contribute equally is vital.
Thus everybody’s skill levels need to be on a par with each other whilst embracing the diversity of contribution. Naturally we are looking for flattened teams, hierarchy often detracts from equal participation and flow.
If you are looking for the key to equal participation then you may well benefit from analysing skills. To
The 4th social trigger is Familiarity. As a group there needs to be enough in common to create a shared language, knowledge base and communication style. A group that can function sometimes on unspoken understandings.
Operating from the same play book, acting quickly without the need for lengthy explanations and detail. Trust rules. Allowing and accepting, knowing each other enough to get on with it.
Keep the social distance otherwise you won’t be able to see the wood for the trees. Close, yet far away. On the same