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.
Frequent failure is OK. Without it we are probably playing it too safe and when you play safe you don’t need to enter into flow. This is where you need to bring it. Bring increased risk to what you do.