Collaborator Jennifer's perspective: It's day three here at camp in San Francisco, and folks are feeling pretty comfortable with using the tools and the designs for their projects. Which means, of course, that it's time for the collaborators to up the anty.
Yesterday, the collaborators noticed a problem: tools being left out on the floor when campers were finished with them, or inbetween uses. Hmmm, we thought. It seemed like time for an intervention: we decided to tuck away about half of the drills to introduce some scarcity.
The supply of drills is lower than the demand of operators. Hence, we share and find the joy in teamwork. Tinkerers had to ask for help from fellow tinkerers. They had to be patient in waiting for a drill. Most importantly, they began returning the drills, so that other tinkerers could work on their projects. Building projects; building friendships.
Many groups found out that sharing the drills caused the process to go more slowly, but they, also, discovered that progress can occur when we work together.