In short, Personal Hackathons seem to work at helping you work.
We’ve collected real-world data on the efficacy of a typical Personal Hackathon across 50 trials. We’ve seen a +32% increase in average self-reported productivity across all participants, even those who were late, sick or ill-prepared. It jumps to +56% for fully engaged participants.
The productivity increase jumps to +70% if you compare to how productive individuals would have been if they had chosen not to attend that specific day. Or +64% if you look at only fully engaged participants. This is true because many individuals say that they would not have been as focused working in their usual environments.
On average, 93% of participants see an increase in productivity. 7% are less productive, often because of low energy.
See Data for all the outcome data we’ve collected.