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Meaning of Cooperation

The holy grail of management is individual cooperation for the benefit of a larger shared or joint enterprise desired by the group.

Who owns «Cooperation»?

Cooperation tends to be a flag waved by community-centred people. However, the notion is far too general and fundamental in daily life to be owned by just one mentality.

It is another case of different views of what important words mean. All approaches to interacting-for-benefit call for cooperation, but each gives the notion of working together a rather different slant.

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The Ethical Dimension

It seems that two unavoidable doctrines are clashing:

Because individuals are the members who constitute the group and drive any joint endeavours, the goal-based doctrine of communalism must somehow complement the duty-based doctrine of individualism.

The Framework to be described reveals:

Background Knowledge

Originally posted: July 2009

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