Clarification on cooperative actions


Numenera Discovery, page 118 states:

Helping: If you use your action to help someone with a task, you ease the task. If you have an inability in a task, your help has no effect. If you use your action to help someone with a task that you are trained or specialized in, the task is eased by two steps. Help is considered an asset, and someone receiving help usually can’t gain more than two assets on a single task if that help is provided by another character.

Am I understanding this correctly? Does this mean players can always help each other? Would this mean that in every non-combat situation when players are together as a group, the players are effectively guaranteed to have two levels of assets (from either a trained character, or multiple characters helping)?