Negotiation Game for Improving Decision Making in Self-managing Teams

  • M. Birna van RiemsdijkEmail author
  • Catholijn M. Jonker
  • Thomas Rens
  • Zhiyong Wang
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 431)


This paper presents a game intended to train teams that have both individual and teams goals to negotiate collaboratively in order to reach the team goal in the best way possible. We consider self-managing teams, i.e., teams that do not have a hierarchical structure. The importance of the team goal in comparison to their individual goals is touched upon, as are various conflicts that can occur during such a negotiation. The game, which is implemented in the Blocks World 4 Teams environment, gives a team a specific scenario and allows them to negotiate a plan of action. This plan of action is then performed by agents, after which the team members will be debriefed on their performance.


Team Member Individual Goal Park Manager Group Goal Improve Decision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Birna van Riemsdijk
    • 1
    Email author
  • Catholijn M. Jonker
    • 1
  • Thomas Rens
    • 1
  • Zhiyong Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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