The ability to cooperate is also an important adaptability strategy in evolution.
Whenever the framework conditions that a group structure encounters are more complex than it is used to handling, and threaten its external equilibrium, then the ability to cooperate with other group structures for the purpose of mutual survival is very important. Successful cooperation requires an alignment of purpose.
Cooperation not only enables surviving, it also enables thriving. When the framework conditions are favourable, and group structures are aligned, then cooperation can lead to the creation of a higher order entity. For human beings, cooperation requires a high degree of trust and empathy.
Chapter 4: Implications for Leadership Development