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products that drive meaningful work


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products that drive meaningful work


a canvas of possibilities

If we love what we do, our work is the driver for sustainable growth in every other aspect of life. But -- for far too many of us -- our work is the driver of anxiety, boredom, apathy and depression. It is too often the driver of declining health. It is too often the driver of the teardown of once great relationships inside and outside of the workplace.

As our name suggests (Canvita is short for 'The Canvas of Life'), we have a long-term mission around the creative potential of everybody in this rapidly evolving world of work.

We are attacking this big WHY from many angles. The future of work is truly a canvas of possibilities.

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Quantified Culture


COMPREHENSIVE ORGANIZATIONAL FLOW ANALYSIS

 

 

The end of unwanted staff turnover?

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Quantified Culture


COMPREHENSIVE ORGANIZATIONAL FLOW ANALYSIS

 

 

The end of unwanted staff turnover?

When the individual life is optimized for flow, we are personally flourishing. When our work and our environment is optimized around this powerful state of mind, we are collectively thriving.

How can we utilize the 17 proven drivers of optimal experience (aka, the science that drives the powerful "flow" state of mind) to drive an even better company culture?

In a world of increasing distractions, the QC Survey was built to help your team focus and optimize their worlds around what they do best - to solve important problems and create the unimaginable.


4 sections

37 Simple Questions

Less than 10 Minutes per Person

1 COMPREHENSIVE ORGANIZATIONAL FLOW ANALYSIS


Why optimize company culture around the science of flow?

Because designing our routines, crafts, & workplaces around the proven drivers of optimal experience actually drives ...

  1. the individual intrinsic motivation to hop out of bed Monday through Sunday. Which drives ...

  2. consistently high morale & mission passion. Which drives ...

  3. the end of unwanted staff turnover. Which drives ...

  4. a consistently growing knowledge base & widening skill-set. Which drives ...

  5. optimal organization-wide creativity, innovation, & teamwork. Which drives ...

  6. unbeatable products & customer service. Which drives ...

  7. very loyal long-term customers (who also happen to be our best marketers). Which finally leads to ...

  8. extremely proud, satisfied, long-term shareholders.


Our favorite book on the power of the flow state of mind - Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience - written by the pioneer researcher on the subject. At Canvita, we have a "small" goal ... to teach 1 billion people how to correctly pronounce his name!

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(Me-high Cheek-sent-me-high)

More importantly, this goal is about helping as many people as possible understand how to better utilize & fully integrate this proven science into our daily routines - routines that boost both our work & our lives away from our craft.

Work doesn't have to be a job.

There have been many groundbreaking studies & findings inspired by Mihaly's foundational research on the science of optimal experience since the 70's and there is much, much more to learn. 

Our small goal starts with you, no pressure. ;)

Our jobs determine to a large extent what our lives are like. Is what you do for a living making you ill? Does it keep you from becoming a more fully realized person? Do you feel ashamed of what you have to do at work? All too often, the answer to such questions is yes. Yet it does not have to be like that. Work can be one of the most joyful, most fulfilling aspects of life.

Whether it will be or not depends on the actions we collectively take.
— Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Flow states, peak experiences, in the zone, runner’s high, being unconscious—the lingo is endless. The experience though lives up to the hype. Time slows down, self vanishes, there’s a complete merger between action and awareness— it almost sounds like nonsense, but fifty years of serious research says otherwise. Flow states are now known to optimize performance, enhance creativity, drive innovation, accelerate learning, amplify memory and underpin happiness itself.
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exploring the rapidly evolving world of work


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exploring the rapidly evolving world of work


Podcast & Blog

We understand how important this bar sign is. It is how the overwhelming majority feel at the end of the day. It doesn't have to remain this way going forward...

We understand how important this bar sign is. It is how the overwhelming majority feel at the end of the day. It doesn't have to remain this way going forward...

Our mission and our canvas extends beyond our quantified culture products - the QC Survey and the Daily WHY Chart (coming soon). As students of the history and future of meaningful work, we look forward to sharing our podcast (The Evolving World of Work Podcast) and our blog  (The Canvita Life) and with you.

The blog started with essays from Greg, but we look forward to expanding the blog to include the research and essays from many more writers along with news, book reviews, case studies and much, much more. The podcast will take the long-form discussion to learn from the artists creating the future of work. 

Studies show that due to automation, at least 50% of the jobs we know today will disappear over the next 20 years. This type of change has never been seen at this magnitude or at this type of speed. Not even during the great depression. Yes, there is a lot of scary changes coming. At Canvita, we want to keep the focus and discussion on the canvas of possibilities. The solutions.

We obviously don't have all the answers about where our economy and our work is headed --- we all are learning this new rapidly evolving game as we go. This is what we do know, the future of work is a blank canvas of possibilities.

We will explore the many topics related to the new era of work with the leading psychologists, scientists, engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, artists, writers, political leaders, community leaders, etc.

We will talk about the hidden struggles and explore the new paths that the most ambitious of entrepreneurs and artists are undertaking. We will talk about their innovation and the resulting opportunities that suddenly open up from that innovation. We will talk about the best companies and how they create amazing cultures around their artists. 

Yes, the bots are going to eat many - maybe even the majority - of the 'operate the system' jobs that we know today. We are determined to find the solutions during this transition. Why? 

Because -- at our core -- we are not workerbots. When we don't have to operate the machines, we get to be more human.

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Daily WHY Chart


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Daily WHY Chart


driving a smarter climb

The new end of day simple ritual for organizations and individuals with big inspiring missions. Isn't it time to STOP staring at clocks and time to START measuring our crafts around the creative cycle & our collective sustained well-being?

How are we tracking our daily climb? The ups and downs of how we feel about our work? If our organization is dependent on innovation and creativity, are we measuring the best metrics? Are we optimizing creativity around the science of optimal experience? Are we optimizing our daily rituals?

Can we do all this in less than 2 minutes to cap the day and use the powerful accumulated data to help our individual crafts grow and our teams flourish?? Can we help great people become even better artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, etc...?

A better, simpler way to chart, track and improve the DAILY CLIMB.

UNDER DEVELOPMENT - MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

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Inspiration


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Inspiration


INSPIRATION FROM OUR PROFESSORS

We are passionate students of the art and science of optimum experience. Here are just some of the researchers, entrepreneurs, authors, and overall amazing artists that we love most...

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Daniel Kahneman, Chip Conley, Kelly McGonigal, Abraham Maslow, Viktor Frankl, Frederic Laloux, Steven Kotler, Martin Seligman, Tal Ben-Shahar, Herb Kelleher, Colleen Barrett, Richard Branson, Susan Cain, Brené Brown, Ed Catmull, Simon Sinek, Steven Pressfield, Seth Godin and many, many more.

Their work inspired the QC Survey & the WHY Chart key metrics and our own culture and business model at Canvita.

Their work inspired our WHY.

Check out Greg's detailed blog post below about the reasons to build our quantified culture tools after years of living in the gray areas of work and life himself. Those struggles and failures led to a passion for learning from the many leaders of the science of optimal experience and sustained happiness at work.