The technology of the Flow

The innovative training course by Zoltan Buzady (Hungary) for MBA in PA students was the first robin in the project of cooperation between MIM-Kyiv and Central Euroepan University Business School.

Mr. Buzady kindly gave us his impressions of MIM and told us about his game.


On cooperation with MIM-Kyiv:
I am very pleased this project has kicked off, and I believe that we have made the first step – and it is very important. I have very high hopes that the cooperation will expand.

About MIM:
They were extremly hard working. I was really impressed when on Sunday they made presentation about the future of the country. Those young people are thinking about questions for which we can’t draw definite conclusions. They have to face the same challenges as us, more exprerienced people. And they are doing their best. In five-year’s time they will be in the scoial environment where people are learning about topics which they already would have studied 5 or 6 years ago.

About the Flow: 
The founder of positive psychology, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi wrote this famous book on creativity and the Flow. The question he had was: “How can we use knowledge of psychology to make people who have it even better?” The concept of the Flow suggests that the optimal internal motivation is inherent in people who are in a particular state of the Flow, in full communion with the activity and situation.

About the game: 
This method is a fusion of academic studies, film and modern video games. It is a kind of Edutainment, which provides a combination of theory, practice and entertainment. It is at the confluence of 3-4 different technologies. One is learning technology based on the Flow theory. The second one is games, jokes and entertainments involving giving feedback to each other. The third one is simulation in a computer world. These three things come together. This game is about how to manage people, how to move people into the Flow. The main thing is that it is fun. It’s easy. It’s a game based on an interesting theory.


The original article can be found in the magazine of MIM-Kyiv.