But among all the failures and success, one common factor emerged: Motivated teams, who felt like they were doing the work that needed to be done, created the best outcome for their clients.
Will the two prisoners cooperate, or will both of them betray to lessen their own terms, ending up with longer ones? Issue linkage and the evolution of international cooperation: Journal of Conflict Resolution Vol 30 1 Mar 1986, 141-170.
Be careful, however, of how this works for negative numbers, since -5, for example, is greater than -20! In a time where lives are at stake and we interdependent on each other, game theory reminds us of the significance of cooperation and collaboration in the decisions we make — from the individual to the international scale.
the simultaneous choice in Prisoner's Dilemma game: Japanese Journal of Experimental Social Psychology Vol 15 2 Dec 1975, 129-141.