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Team-building and information flow for large groups such as online hackathons

Balli, Fabio

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Laugeri, Madeleine

April 24-26, 60’000 people will join the European Union challenge. Total time invested: 164 years, plus the wisdom of the crowd. Imagine these 60’000 people transform into one living organism. What could we dream this ‘super-body’ could achieve?

The model presented replicates how the body works: 

  • as little information as needed (vs information overload): each person closely interacts with 14 people.
  • coordinated work across teams (vs waste of resources): every individual contributes to one congruent whole.

Leaders can rely on autonomous teams to support them. Individuals support each other to be part of a meaningful whole. There is a feeling of belonging, and projects sustain.

Building on Laugeri's Three Contracts model, Leonardo 3.4.5 team profile, and matchmaking process

The event is only an example to illustrate the concept.
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