Director: Jean-Christophe Ribot
Category: Human Interest / Popular Science
Production: Thomas Schmitt: Mosaïque Films, Pois Chiche Films / France 2006
Length: 52 minutes
In order to understand how collective intelligence develops in a team, we take a close look at the work and thoughts of Christian Gourcuff, a French Football (soccer) coach, who is using interesting ideas to create its strategy. This pragmatic approach is illuminated by the scientific concepts of Systems Theory. The film offers a new way of thinking about football as the organization of a complex system, by observing how a team develops a strategy over the course of training sessions and matches, and how the individuals on the team form a collective intelligence.