6. July 2023

Corinna Peifer

Corinna Peifer

Flow experience in the context of Work 4.0


Flow experience refers to the state in which individuals are completely immersed in an activity, and demands and skills are in optimal balance. In this state, all attention seems effortlessly focused on the current task, while time flies by. People exhibit greater perseverance in their tasks and thereby enhance their performance when in a state of flow. Furthermore, frequent flow experiences have a positive impact on overall well-being and positive emotions. Thus, flow experience is a state that is particularly beneficial in the context of work. However, with the digitization and the introduction of artificial intelligence methods, work conditions are changing, giving rise to new challenges as well as opportunities. The presentation will shed light on the effects of modern working conditions on flow experience. Additionally, the opportunities of artificial intelligence for researching and promoting flow experience in the workplace will be discussed.

About Corinna Peifer

Corinna Peifer is a Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Lübeck, where she leads the Work and Health Lab. Her research focuses on the intersection of Organizational Psychology and Psychobiology, exploring topics such as flow experience, stress management, and well-being at work. Peifer earned her PhD and completed her studies at the University of Trier and has held research and teaching positions at Ruhr University Bochum, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, and the University of Trier. Peifer is a founding member of the European Flow Researcher's Network, board member of the European Network of Positive Psychology (ENPP), and Vice President of the German Society for Positive Psychological Research (DGPPF).