Patterns of Human Cooperation

27 Mar 2020 · 6 min read


Group of people working together to scale a mountain peak


As humans our superpower is the ability to work cooperatively with others of our species. But these seemingly simple ideas of cooperation and coordination turn out to be devilishly complex in practice, especially in large undertakings. In an organization of any appreciable size, all of the following patterns of cooperation can be found.

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