Cooperation is the process where a group works or acts together for their common or mutual benefit. It can be observed inside the system of our body, where cells, tissues and organ work in order for our body to be functional. For plants and animals, both cooperate with the other members of their own species and other species that is commonly called as symbiosis or mutualism.

Cooperation does not only exist in humans but in animals as well. Studies showed that cooperation occurs between relatives, where they spend time and resources assisting each other. Some may think that this kind of behavior is destructive because it affects the chances of their survival. But upon review, it is beneficial because it enhances each other‘s survival and increases the likelihood that the helper‘s genetic traits will be passed on to future generations. On the other hand, language is an important factor for humans because it allows us to cooperate on a very large scale. There are several studies regarding human cooperation, and one of them tackled how fairness affects human cooperation. Responders refused unfair offers from human partners at a significant rate. In situations where reputation and status are involved, humans tend to cooperate more.

In terms of work, cooperation between colleagues is important for the success of the business. Workplace that exercises cooperation has individuals that voluntarily engage in open communications. Managements and employees work together and try to keep arguments to a minimum. Workers are proactive, meaning that they try to prevent problems before they have a chance to occur. As a result, there will be increased productivity; improved job satisfaction; employee buy-in; and reduction in misunderstandings. Thus, cooperation is worth everyone‘s effort because it leads to a more harmonious and productive operation.