START OF SIMULATION
Joanne meets with Jerry for sim info.
Lead arrests: Rob, David, Hans, Rosa, Ulf, Jonas
President reading Verseworks sheet by herself in the room, others looking around
Joanne wonders why people go to jail
Team gathers around president to go over sheet
Paul says "What do we need to know, so we don´t go to jail?"
Erik asks for more copies of the "Verseworks" sheet
Joanne does not ask for more copies
Joanne briefs her team on the sim. Team was quiet. Several questions were asked to clarify info.
Dennis suggests going to market to ask about Verse spec.
Sheriff shoots gun - people look around, see him and then continue to go over the "Verseworks" Instruction Sheet.
People in jail start talking to each other.
People in jail start looking towards the group
President asked people around, if anybody wanted to go and ask the Mayor about rules - Erik & Maria go
People in jail start discussing causes for ending up in jail
President asks people´s permission to go talk to the Market
Joanne guesses that no name tag lands you in jail.
Joanne delegates "Does anyone want to…" - "Volunteers to do…"
Martin asked why everyone went to Jail?
Maria states that she´s visual and needs a copy of the info
Paul asks about the mines
People check out the mines and market
Martin reads rules of the mine (from outside the hard hat area)
Joanne goes to market to ask about Verse specs.
@Mine, Paul asks "what do we need?" Iron responds "A hat & the rules"
Erik & Martin visit the sheriff to ask questions about the law and "How to Bail team members out?"
Reza walks in the room and Hans pulls him in the jail.
Joanne learns she is only one who can get copies from Mayor.
Reza made a name tag.
Sheriff tells them they need attorney to bail team members out
Erik and Maria Schedule president for visit with the mayor.
Dong & Yan start drawing a flow diagram
Joanne goes to talk to people who care about mines.
Dennis and Terry talk to Goldie about the Market & Rules - and ask for Copies for team.
Joanne meets with Mayor to discuss Jail Issues, and mining Rules.
Mayor tells Joanne about Jail rules.
Joanne asks about mining consultant & mining supplies.
Erik suggests creating an attorney. Joanne asks who.
Joanne asks Lead about Jailed people and the rules - She gets answers.
Martin reports back to group about rules of the mine.
Joanne is jailed after replying to a prisoner. She is carrying all the money.
No vice president.
People in jail get a break and do jumping jacks.
President shouts for help.
Paul gets Dennis & Terry as the President has gone to jail. They step away from the market.
Joanne explains things to other prisoners.
Dennis shares specifics for verses. 6 copies to share with the groups.
Erik & Laura look at the Constitution Book, to determine how to free the President
Joanne, Rosa, Reza try to take Aldric´s hat.
Jan suggest Bailing President & money out of jail.
Laura goes to talk to the Mayor and Erik says he´s going as a hesitant advisor.
Someone suggested that the group start working somehow.
Paul says "Be careful about talking to people in Jail, we may go in"
Someone mentions working permits
Joanne half whispers loudly several times to make Dennis VP
Market visited for the first time by Martin.
President tries to negotiate with the Sheriff and says she can´t remember what she said/did. Sheriff puts her back in Jail and says "She lied"
Erik and Laura meet with mayor to discuss bailing the president out.
Dennis elected VP by the group in the middle of the room
Dennis asks the group, “Can we talk to prisoners without getting jailed?”
Joanne shays she is frustrated in jail.
Jan and Martin meet with Goldie at the Market to get more info on mine rules & receive 10 copies.
Martin asked about hard hats and was sent to the mayor.
Martin asks about Bank Loans
VP goes to municipal office (town hall)
Dong Yuan and Yan create workflow for mining -> selling
Joanne suggests a jailbreak
The sheriff extends Reza´s sentence.
VP reports to group: need to hire an attorney, need to get started
Many of the people in jail are talking at the same time
Ulf asks for legal counsel. Joanne says "Good idea"
Erik discusses court and attorney role with the mayor.
The president is antsy and gestures.
Joanne says "Shame about time spent not mining"
Laura and Erik return from town hall & explain requirements to be an attorney
Erik suggests the group split its focus between prisoners and verses
Ulf ask sheriff to talk to anyone from the team. sheriff brings Dennis as "anyone".
Maria in a low whisper tells a few teammates that the Mayor made a comment about foreigners coming to town…so there maybe other reasons for people in jail.
The sheriff tells the prisoners that the company probably does´t have a VP
A small group of people by the door read the constitution and learn about name tags.
The president states that she has all the funds.
Ulf explains to other jailed members what he learned about rules.
Laura, Paul & Erik discuss law and bail strategy
Lead & Joanne discuss her sentence
Martin collects people and shares the information he gathered on the bank hours and foundry price list.
Joanne requests legal counsel & asks about paying bail.
President tells the Sheriff that she want to request legal counsel, "Can I pay a fine & plead guilty?" she asks.
Dennis (VP) joins Laura, Paul & Erik. He tells them they need to argue for return of money first. Paul confirms this to be his top priority.
Ulf negotiates with the mayor on getting out of jail.
Iron to Aleksandar "figure it out", when he asks a question.
Joanne promises never to speak to prisoners again.
Aleksandar says "Lets talk to the mining consultant" to which the team responds that they didn't know that they had one.
Paul & Dennis create contract to employ Paul as company attorney.
Erik, Paul & Dennis discuss priorities again and who to bail first.
Paul goes to town hall. Lead tells him "I´m busy right now, go away"
Team "volunteers" Dennis to talk to the mayor/Mining Consultant using the reason "that he has prior experience in talking to him"
No one in the mines
Joanne asks for Laura as attorney
Group continues to discuss how to get prisoners out of jail.
Martin reminds the team that the rest of them need to stay away / out of prison.
Martin reminds the team that they have only 10 min of "free mine" time left.
Lead approaches Laura and Paul. Summons Laura to town hall. Tells Paul he must remain behind.
The group in the middle decides to talk to the mining consultant (who´s busy).
Aleksandar points out that people coming out of jail will need information.
Lead comes back with Laura.
Joanne asks Laura to get change for $100… and about hard hats
Terry volunteers to integrate the prisoners
Someone in the group in the middle suggests that they need info from the bank
Joanne requests to speak to her lawyer "Laura"
Joanne appoints Dennis as VP
Joanne gives Laura directions for the team
Laura tells sheriff that he broke freedom of speech. Lead says, "You can't just walk in here and talk to prisoners"
Joanne tells Laura that Dennis has to sort out the organization and mine stuff before she gets back or he's fired
Reza admits he was never arrested. Sheriff says "It's even worse"
Laura gives money to Martin so that he can bail the president out
The group in the middle has chosen miners
Lead takes Jonas and David outside in handcuffs to inspect license plates. They receive a suspicious stare from a woman driving by
Joanne says "David! You're sacked! No, I'm joking"
Joanne shuffles her feet. She gets a glass of water.
As they hear laughter, Terry and Paul are wondering what is happening in jail.
Reza attempts jailbreak. Iron stops him.
Reza starts talking to Johanna about her books becoming audio books
Bank opens up and Laura gets change for the bail money
Goldie explains bank loan rules to Laura and Martin
People learn that you can earn money while in jail
Yan and Dong look at the mine and foundry information, and determine that they need hard hats for more than four people
Dennis is handling mining questions with Jan and Martin
Terry and Paul talk in low voices. Paul steps between Terry and Aldric and turns towards Terry
Three prisoners want to make licence plates
Paul says to the team that Lead is a bottleneck and maybe somebody can offer to work for him
Prisoners begin to work on license plates
Paul, Dennis and Terry are examining the laws. Paul thinks he can get the money back
Joanne:"Can we make hats?" Lead:"Yes" Joanne:"Can you help us?" Lead:"Get me a list of what you need. I am going to get your attorney now"
Terry says:"Assembly Line!"
No one in mines. No one by market
Three people study the process diagram on the flip chart
Hans, David and then Ulf work (heads down) in prison on license plates
Yan leaves the room
Dong makes the comment that they now have money but no work permit… so they cannot do anything
Maria and Martin notice that the prisoners are making license plates
Birth of the treasury department. Dennis gives money to Aleksandar. Martin takes $10. Dennis and Aleksandar discuss how much money is left
Rosa says that she wants her name tag and pleads guilty
Rosa suggests making hats in jail
Team realizes that money has changed hands and are trying to track it
Rosa asks for information about the outside and whether they need more money
Discussions about mining permit and verse spec
The foundry is located
Rosa, Reza and Joanne discuss what making a hat might actually entail. Paper hats? Sheets?
Rosa returns to jail with a reduced sentence
Reza asks:"How do we make hats? Can we use a water jug?" (He tries to balance a jug on his head)
Aleksandar has his first version of the money chart
Erik learns that the mine is leased. Goldie explains what leasing means. Goldie states that the company is chaotic. Erik replies:"That's the way it is"
Joanne asks Lead for some bed sheets and 4 sheets of paper
People in jail discuss license plate designs with the sheriff
Paul asks questions about where the money is
Paul says that we should pay attention to the jail
Lead inspects and certifies hats made by Joanne, Rosa and Reza
President asks the sheriff if she can talk to her legal counselor, at which point Martin (who has been standing in line to talk to the mayor/sheriff) walks away shrugging his shoulders and pats Laura… who sighs.
Reza smuggles bed sheet to jail cell
Paul says he has $20 for Martin
The prisoners ask whether they can work the mine from jail
Paul asks if we will have slave labor in the mines. He looks incredulous
Laura meets with Rosa. Inmates in cell 1 continue making license plates
Laura bails Rosa out, whereafter Rosa gets $20
Aleksandar, Dong and Yan create the final version of the money chart
Goldie hints to Erik about the importance of the foundry. Suggest that he talk to Iron. Information not shared.
Paul, Dennis, Yan, Terry and Jan all watching the jail
The president wants to give a bunch of blankets from the prison to the attorney
Rosa released with a hard hat
Terry explains mining to Rosa
Rosa released from jail. Joanne explains hard hat specification to Laura
Dennis says that he does not know who you pay for the mines
Joanne released with a hard hat
Erik argues arrest validity with Goldie. Goldie suggests that he discusses it with the sheriff
Inmates from cell 1 cash in license plates
No observed reorganization of space. Chairs, tables,… unused
Joanne gives all the money to Aleksandar
Erik explains how to use mine to Dennis
Still no one in the mine
Paul declares that Jerry (Lead) is a bottleneck
Paul wants to contact the mining consultant
Rosa learns that only payment (and no work permit) is needed to work in the mine
Laura arrives to bail out inmates from cell 1. David says he is unsure if he is getting out first. Lead closes town hall and leaves.
Martin and Dennis approach the bank for work permits. Bank directs them to the city.
Paul says to his team that Iron's mine company has been closed, and that she just wants to open it. She is not the law and that they should not go to her without a permit.
Joanne asks Laura what a rule break is. Laura explains what she knows.
Paul asks about mining with no regulations. Joanne:"We have to risk getting the toss" Paul:"You don't run a business with integrity do you?"
Martin says it is 3:15pm. He needs $100 to renew the mine lease. He receives the money and pays.
Middle group discusses work permits
Terry, Rosa and Maria are tired
Rosa explains to Terry what she saw in the mine
Paul asks the mining consultant about the canary for $10. He learns that one needs to wear a hard hat to have a look at it.
Jan says that his back hurts, and walks out.
President confirms with the sheriff/mayor that they need a permit to go to the mine
Joanne agrees to pay the mine lease
Martin purchases lease for mine to cover through 15:45. Also had to pay fees for old lease time.
Rosa and Maria are the first people to enter the mine
Terry not sure how the foundry works
Aldric gives his sweater to Joanne
Hans, Rob, David and Jonas plead guilty for their crimes. Judge pays each $20 for time served and worked.
Rosa and Maria work together (5 minutes) and then split up
The group in the middle learns from one of the miners that the paper and pen used in the mine needs to be certified
After leaving jail, David spoke with aleksandar. David:"Why do you need my money?" Aleksandar:"Because I am the treasurer"
Hans shows Ulf's Swedish drivers license to the warden
Rob explains making money with license plates to Terry, Dennis and Aleksandar
Dong asks the mining consultant about what a canary looks like
Dong gets one page certified. (He's asked if he wants just one page and he then tears off just one page)
Paul briefs Hans and David when they get out of jail
Goldie says jewelry can be pawned. President asks if she can pawn her necklace. Goldie says:"Pawn shop is not open right now"
Yan gets a hat approved
Martin asks if he should continue to pay the rent
President and Hans talk about him becoming a certified mining consultant
Dennis and Rob tell the president that Rob has a great idea to make money. One can go to jail, make license plates and then make money on getting out of jail. Laura:"You can't keep going back" Rob:"We can take turns and other people can go" President:"Rob! Great idea on the jail!"
Reza and Ulf still making license plates. No one else is in jail
David tells the president that he would like to get hired and the mayor recommends him
Yan comes over to the mines. Iron reads her the rules.
Reza, Ulf in jail. Ulf is making license plates
Reza asks the sheriff if he can have a trial and learns that he needs witnesses
Martin prepares to buy more lease time from the bank
Yan helps Maria in the mine.
The group in the middle tells Dong to enter the mine to see what is happening
Dong comes over to the mines. Iron reads her the rules.
Reza finally talks to the sheriff
Joanne suggests making fake items to sell at the pawn shop. Rob heads to the market to research the idea.
Dong enters the mine
Reza is paid for his license plates and is bailed out.
President tells a few people "Martin is paying to keep the company/mine lease going and rob has a side project going to make money"
President calls out to Rob "Hey Rob, are you our Head of Innovation for Other Methods of Revenue Generation?" Rob:"Yes"
Erik attempts to buy artistic equipment at the market
Joanne says people can be certified as anything, but that it takes time
Joanne says:"Get gear OSHA approved, then someone get OSHA certified"
Some people start drawing pictures
Ulf has 11 license plates inspected and approved.
Lead asks Ulf to prove his identity. Swedish ID not initially accepted.
They discover that they can sell paintings to Goldie
Martin,Erik,Jan,Jonas are making art to sell to the market
No one at the bank
Paul and Laura start talking about another mine
Dennis wears a hard hat and goes to the mine. Someone makes the comment that since he is no longer VP, he can go.
Miners are asking for help–Rosa says send one person and they sigh.
Rosa says she is sweating under her hat.
Paul talks to Iron about the mine and asks a lot of questions, one of them on how to expand the mine.
Joanne talks to Dennis about progress in the mines
Terry talks about rehabilitating people into society.
Ulf's ID is accepted and he is bailed (Last person out of jail)
Ulf and Lead speak about jobs. Lead suggests he apply for a job at the bank.
A long line of people waiting to speak with Lead has formed.
Yan returns from the mine and declares that she's not good with puzzles.
Erik and Martin try to sell their art at the market. It is the wrong art, nothing sells.
Laura trains Paul in law. Paul says he is already trained.
Paul asks about a container for the mines.
Reza asks about a bag for the mines.
Reza grabs a bag and gets in line for OSHA certification.
Paul discovers that he has lost his signed lawyer contract.
Joanne fails to hire Ulf.
Ulf talks about being hired to Goldie, who tells him that poems are in deficit.
Erik appears with a printed picture of Mona Lisa
Joanne says she is doing a lot of things and it's a problem.
The word 'foundry' comes up a lot.
Terry tells Joanne we can expand the mine with dynamite
Erik and Aleksandar discuss the production rate of the prisoners.
Martin gets money from the treasury
David and Aleksandar move a table. David gets a chair.
The president sets up a word team at a table in a corner.
The president is at a flip chart studying the organizational chart.
Rosa says she needs to drink water.
Reza discusses employment with the Mayor. Mayor suggests he get explosives for mine inspector job.
Ulf comes to the market and attempts to sell unforged Swedish poetry
The President approves another mine payment
Dong gets the first set of letters from the mine.
Erik shows the mayor their art. The Mayor says it's too small and he can't buy it.
Laura enters the mines
The President decides not to hire Ulf.
Dennis says they are not keeping track of running total number of vowels.
David,Aleksandar,Dong,Yan are in the “word smithy” forming words.
Reza makes dynamite for mining inspector job. It is not good enough. They need plastic explosives.
The President asks the group in the middle how the foundry works.
Terry voices concern over Laura being a non-certified lawyer.
The president goes to the foundry and learns that specifications are required.
Erik still trying to sell his art to Lead.
The President draws the specification/approval process and discusses it at the foundry
Maria and Laura, in the mine, say their backs hurt.
Yan says mine is paid until 16:45
Jerry remarks: why is the president getting info on foundry instead of delegating? There are unoccupied people.
Aldric asks Joanne why she is getting info on the foundry instead of delegating. Joanne replies “Well, when I was in jail, my employees sat around and did nothing.” Then she chuckles and adds “Just kidding.” She states that everyone was busy at the time when she had to go get information.
Erik tries unsuccessfully to pawn a painting
The president explains the specification/selling process to the word team.
Rob suggests again about sending people to jail as a means to make money.
Ulf is writing verses on paper.
Jonas enters the mines.
Ulf returns to the market. Goldie explains how forging works. Ulf expresses surprise that the mine is mining letters.
Rob discusses jail money making idea with Joanne. No action is taken.
Laura asks if it would be helpful if they knew what the puzzles looked like.
Laura asks Iron if the lamp can be turned on, and learns about the electrician job.
Joanne,Rob,Martin,Alex wonder when the simulation ends.
The President and Rob discuss sending people to jail to make money.
Jonas and Hans are working alone in the mines.
Reza and David put up paper on wall to keep track of who does what
Iron and Laura converse about words and letters. Iron says, “You would be pleasantly surprised at what the market would buy.”
The President tells the word team to prepare a short poem for selling.
Ulf negotiates with Terry about forged letters
Ulf wants to sell poems to the president.
Erik and Rosa try to sell their art to the market. The market is not interested.
The word group discovers that they need vowels.
Erik earns $1 from a painting.
Aleksandar and Maria talk to each other, lean towards each other, cover their mouths.
Ulf looks at the table that has the words and writes them down, so he can try to create a poem using those words.
The President tells David,Reza,Jan,Maria,Rosa at the end of their conversation to figure it all out and to not ask her everything.
Maria: “I have no idea what is going on.” Martin: “We are asking the President to make all the decisions. We need to delegate decision-making to somebody.”
Martin tries to renew the mine lease, but has no hard hat. Mine closes.
Jan,Reza,David are working to document the structure of the company.
Martin asks if everybody can regroup. The President asks whoever is available to regroup.
Laura comes back from the mine and Paul who has been working on words says, “Let me back off, as I've been working on this for a while” and Laura takes over.
President tells people to find ways to earn money.
Laura comes in with a hard hat and pays the mine. Mine reopens
The President asks the bank about loans and decides to wait.
Mine workers complete vowel puzzle
Iron enters the mine after a counting mishap
Several questions about how to sell poems to the market. Rosa suggests Erik might know the process.
President tells Paul 'Excellent' when he gives an update on word creation.
Several people discuss concerns with Joanne about centralized decision making. They want to decentralize. No action taken.
A group of people wants everybody to “step back” to look at what they're doing. The president tells Martin that he's fantastic.
Ulf still self-employed.
Ulf talking to market for clarification on what a verse is.
Erik speaks to Lead about his artwork preference. Lead says: cowboy-related art.
Paul tells Joanne they are trying to sell couplets.
Joanne says she is not keeping the mine open after this.
Paul says they need consonants.
Rosa suggests appointing Paul as word manager to the president.
Joanne makes Terry word manager. (she would later say: “he was closer”).
Joanne makes Maria artwork director
Aleksandar says, $89 left
The President negotiates with Ulf about employment and says “no”.
Terry learns that artwork raises the value of the poem at the market, and that verses must be forged. He does not share new info from Goldie like “shoe fly pie” (the meaning of this last sentence may be lost in time).
Joanne says, “shall we google haikus?”
Rosa,Maria,Erik,Aleksandar,Martin discuss what artwork to produce.
Terry requests “June Moon” forged.
Erik brings Martin to sketch for Lead.
Martin starts to create a painting for Lead.
Rob about Lead about becoming an electrician.
David is now HR manager and offers Ulf a job. Ulf says no.
Rosa and Maria are at the market getting the same info on how to sell couplets. They get the same “shoe fly pie” info.
Reza,Jan,Jonas ask the president: “tell us what you want us to do.” The president replies: “You tell me what you can do.”
Word smiths are busy creating rhyming pairs.
Rob takes and passes the electrician test with the mayor.
Ulf asks for work & President directs him to David, HR Manager. David comes back and says he turned Ulf down. The President asks why, and David replies: “We have no money.” The president then says, “Good decision!”
There are now 6 people in the poem illustration group.
Ulf negotiates with David for a job.
Paul tries to sell unforged words at the market.
Something that looks like a kanban is drawn on a flipchart.
The first words are forged
Rob announces to Iron that he is now an electrician. Iron tells him the simulation ends in 20 minutes.
Joanne and Dennis talk about how to get verses approved.
Erik sells Martin's painting to the mayor for $600.
Hans suggests a model for selling. Joanne says: “Great idea!”
Ulf announces that he joined Verseworks.
President says, “We have 22 minutes left.”
President says, “We have 20 minutes left.”
Terry shares the forcing process information with Rosa and Maria.
Joanne reprimands Jonas when he asks for money and tells him to go through the treasurer.
Rob earns $100 for fixing the mine lights and turns them on.
Erik sells a picture to the mayor.
Terry says “First sale!” and gives the money to the treasurer.
Reza says, “15 minutes left.”
President asks David, HR Manager, to talk to a disgruntled group of art designers.
Reza offers to be the President's Personal Security Officer.
Rob gets a safety award from the mayor.
Reza,David and the president talk about having a party.
Martin is creating another masterpiece for the mayor.
The Art department (Rosa and Maria) asks the president a question about the English language: what does “queer plaid” mean?
Paul asks the market preference on “old plaid” versus “queer plaid”
Reza,David,President discuss having a party again
Jonas comes to the market with words and artwork. No one knew the artwork had to be attached to the words
Art department wants to know the preference between “old” and “queer”.
Jonas returns to the market with words and art attached.
Jonas sells verses for $1200.
Hans starts running with a poem for illustration
The president says “Well done!” to Martin.
Erik sells Martin's painting to the mayor for $1200.
Mad scramble to finish sale of work at the market.
END OF THE SIMULATION
Well, really, 4am the next day: The observers go to sleep.