Simulation about building a team, establishing collaboration rules and achieving a common goal.
Participants take part in a decision-making game whose mechanics had been is the study carried out by Elinor Ostrom, a Nobel-prize winner in economics in 2009. They make decisions, as in real life, basing on limited data and information. They experience standard challenges of collaboration described in by economics and social studies experts. Additionally, they learn how to deal with them by adopting a strategy requiring them to collaborate. Will they manage to overcome the difficulties and challenges? How will they get organized? Will they opt for quick results or long-term activities? Will they build a team based on trust and reciprocity or rather control and pressure? Or maybe a combination of both? It will all take place in the scenery of fishing grounds and fishing industry in the western Ireland.
The New Commons Game – is a metaphor of an organization and achieving a common strategy by teams of different interests and understanding of the goal. Managing fishing in Ireland is an excellent chance to experience cooperation with its challenges in an interactive manner.