Examples of cooperation include sharing toys, materials or personal belongings with another person, cordially working together to create a presentation or report on the job, agreeing to compromise when a conflict or disagreement arises and including all members of a group in a discussion or team meeting. Cooperation requires individuals to actively listen to one another, such as when someone in a relationship must understand the actions of their partner.
Additional examples of cooperation include hosting a discussion with someone and avoiding the temptation to interrupt, showing respect for others by taking turns during a game or completing all tasks (at home or work) thoroughly when others are relying on the completion. Additionally, recognizing that a team member in a sport may have more skills and therefore should be in the playing position a person may already hold is an example of cooperation.
Cooperation also involves recognizing strengths and weaknesses to improve the overall result versus personal gain, such as when an employee realizes that he may need to hand over a lead position while working on a particular project because someone else can fulfill the job in a more effective manner. Examples of cooperation at home include treating each sibling, child or parent equally and showing a willingness to do more than what is expected to maintain a household.