Flow, the optimal state of performance described by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, is a state in which one is fully concentrated on the task at hand and feels immersed in the performance. Working in a flow state requires the task to be challenging enough to be motivating and yet achievable without frustration. In this state of full concentration, work is both productive and motivating. Luckily, there are some concrete actions to achieve flow easier.
Optimizing your challenge level and eliminating distractions can increase the amount of productive work you manage to do - as well as make it much more motivating.
When have you achieved the flow state, and what made it happen?
How could you help your team to have more time for focused work?