To be in a yoga flow it requires the transformative trance-like state of the mind as the body moves and focuses from one activity to another.
I find this an appropriate analogy for the likes of agile, where flow is the attempt to gain a state of mindful zen as a team focus from task to task, understanding and solving a challenge or completing an item.
The reality for many agencies and organisations is that flow is a mere ideological concept that so few are able to achieve.
At 24 Digital, we bring in rituals like stand-ups and check-ins but we are guilty of interrupting flow by regular Slack drop-ins and email pop-ups.
I think this is partly due to the strive towards collaboration. Look at the plethora of tools available to aid efficiency, transparency, communication and reporting. Thanks to Trello, Asana, Slack and Microsoft, team collaboration is at an all-time high, but are they too effective at the trade-off of flow?