Social Construct

When birthing a new society, the social construct is critical to the formation of harmonious growth. It has been clear that a homogeneous population (where everyone has the same values and thought process) is fragile to disruption.

The prospective colonists will find themselves placed in an unfamiliar world where the traditional decision making and problem framing approaches are more likely to hinder their achievement of specific goals. They will regularly be faced with surprises and shocks that will disrupt their progress.

To prevent rapid social normalisation and increase the diversity of thought, the colonists are initially separated into four groups: Administrators, Judges, Scientists, and Merchants. These groups broadly represent the main value systems employed in successful societies and ensure that all perspectives are taken into account when the society encounters significant decision points. While social norms and values will coalesce over a period of time, this deliberate approach has proven to embed robust decision making.

  Administrators Value order and seek to create harmony within the whole group. Main approach is to consult and seek communal consensus through compromise
  Scientists Value knowledge and seek to maximise learning opportunities. Their main approach is to exploit resources to create future advantage.
  Judges Value equal rights and seeks to ensure all parties are fairly dealt with. The main approach of the Judges is to rapidly adjudicate conflict and resolve conflict.
  Merchants Value competitive advantage and seek to maximise profit in every decision. Merchants generally approach every decision with the idea of building individual and colonial wealth to shore against future surprises.
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