Nagare = Flow
Nagare is the Japanese word for ‘flow’, one of the most positive and appealing words in any given language.
Flow is positive and dynamic, moving steadily and freely. Energy flows, water flowing keeps it healthy and clear, money flowing keeps the economy alive. And in psychology, flow is the mental state of optimal experience, being fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.
Bright people make sure they keep on evolving and growing, averting the status-quo and feeding their life and career with new, invigorating impulses.
Smart organizations are attractive in themselves to talented people who share their values and vision in a natural way, so they can quite effortlessly join the company on its flow, reinforcing each other.
Also, flow can be restored. Just like water, and with suitable interventions at the right points, any system can un-stick, regenerate and start flowing again…