The New Science of Flow || Orin Davis

26 Oct 2023 • 58 min • EN
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Today we welcome Orin Davis to the podcast. Orin Davis earned the first doctorate in positive psychology, and is a self-actualization engineer who enables people to do and be their best. As the Principal Investigator of the Quality of Life Laboratory, he conducts research on flow, creativity, hypnosis, and mentoring. Dr. Davis consults for companies from startups to multinationals on hiring strategies, culture, innovation, and employee well-being. He is the author of Team Flow: The psychology of optimal collaboration.  In this episode, I talk to Orin Davis about the new science of flow. A lot of people are familiar with the concept of flow, but according to Dr. Davis, the experience of it is not very common. We discuss Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s work and how Dr. Davis is expanding the research of flow by studying it at a group level. He talks about how we can increase the chances of experiencing flow for both individuals and teams. We also touch on the topics of microflow, hypnosis, absorption, positive psychology, and self-actualization.  Website: Twitter: @DrOrinDavis   Topics 02:11 Orin’s dissertation 03:18 What is the flow experience? 09:01 Neuroscience of flow 11:57 Team flow 18:53 The whole team needs to be in flow 20:32 Flow is rare 22:07 How to increase flow 28:42 Democratizing flow 31:00 Microflow  35:14 How to spark team flow 36:43 Hypnosis and absorption 44:59 The autotelic personality 47:03 Modern-day positive psychology 51:44 Know thyself  See for privacy information.

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