Today, we live in a world where the competition is becoming more and more fierce, and everyone is part of the rat race. There is no dearth of elements in the news that describes people stabbing their friends in the back- metaphorically and often literally- to get ahead in the race, and to eliminate competition. It has of course never been easy to be successful, and today, success does seem like a particularly high branched fruit to reach in the face of all the competition. As a result, we see almost no one standing together. And, consequently, we seem to have forgotten the simple matter of standing united. However, it is extremely important to keep in mind that unity and teamwork are the mantras of a successful life and career. In this article, let us see how unity can help us in every sphere of life.
We will come across adversity in every sphere of our lives, and there is no saying when we shall come face to face with a person who has none but malice in their hearts for us. It is alright to say and believe that we are capable of handling such disturbances on our own, and we may very well be, but if we are united with a friend, the task will be much easier. It is only through the strength of unity that we can fight off an attacker of ourselves. Let us take an instance from the animal world. Even lions hunt in packs; the lion is the leader of a pack of females who engage in the hunting and defend the pride when it is threatened. If the lion had to fly solo, the task of getting food and protecting its existence would be a far more daunting task indeed.
Good for the workplace
Unity is all important in an organization. If every person in the workplace is not united by the common goal of improving the position and business of the company, it would be very hard for the company to be successful indeed. When everyone strives toward the common goal, they are able to put their mutual discords aside and join hands to achieve that common dream. It is understood and accepted that humans will have differences of opinion, but as long as the goal is a common one, it is far easier to solve such disputes when they arise and instead come to a compromise. This makes the company more efficient and more productive.
Important in a team
Unity is indispensable in any team. It is important for a team to work together in order to be able to complete a task efficiently. Each member of the team must work together toward a common goal in order to be successful. If any member of the team does not comply with the organizational structure, it will weaken the team as a whole, and hence the entire team will fall behind on its task. Every member of the team is assigned a particular task, and each task is an important part of the whole. If one task is not completed efficiently and on time, there will be a squeaky cog in the wheel, and it will not run smoothly.
In an organized sport such as baseball, volleyball, or soccer, each player must work as a team. If every member of the team is focused only on performing their best and one-upping the other members of the team, they would be busy competing against each other and never be able to perform well as an entire team. While healthy completion is necessary and welcome, it should never turn to professional rivalry within a team when it is supposed to work as a whole. As the common saying goes, there is no I in the team, and a team that performs best is one in which all the members are united toward the achievement of a common goal.
Better for the country
Even politically speaking, teamwork and unity is essential. A country truly goes to the dogs where each political leader is busy earning profits from their position, without bothering about what the other leaders have to say and what the country wants and needs. A country has a successful government only when each political leader is united in their desire to make the country a truly prosperous and healthy nation.
The age old saying goes: ‘United we stand, divided we fall’. Today, more than ever, this saying is relevant and quite positively an edict to be followed. In trying times such as these, it is essential for mankind to stand together as one and fight against the evils that threaten to disintegrate its principles.