Performing optimally as a team requires one thing, “To synch up collectively.” (Kotler & Wheal). A degree of familiarity and purpose that brings people together. The clichés are well known – on the same page, singing from the same hymn sheet or marching to the same drum beat.
Kotler and Wheal continue to describe that ecstasis (flow, contemplative/mystical and psychedelic states) cannot be found in any field manual. “It’s a blank spot on their maps, beyond the pen of most cartographers, beyond the ken of rational folk.”
But if we heighten awareness and feeling we can sense the flip of the switch if there is one – an invisible mechanism, group synchronisation, choreography almost and the subconscious that gives you a 2 second advantage. Data processing, pattern recognition and problem solving accelerate.
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” Chartres. This posting was inspired by Stealing Fire, Chapter 1: what is this fire?