Tuesday, 6th April, 2010 Category: Opinion Comments:
Unity is the state of being one or undivided, be it in mind or for a purpose. It is the pillar which holds the foundation for the success of an organized system. Without unity, the system will be in chaos, divided and without proper order among the population of the system. Nations will fall, corporations will collapse as a result of lack of unity among the populations.
Unity in the Warring Periods
Genghis Khan was a leader who managed to unite the many tribes and confederations in the Central Asian plateau. Prior to his military campaign, These tribes were strong in their own way and each of them were in no good ties with one another, leading to the constant chaos of raiding, plundering and revenge-led campaigns against one another, thus leading to a constant warring period. Under Genghis Khan, Mongol Empire is united as one and manage to expand its border to a wide area.
The warring period in China came to an end with Emperor Qin Shi Huang ending the constant battle among the states with a military sweep on each of the states, thus unifying China as one for the first time. Though he maybe a very cruel leader and his move had resulted in a massive lost of Chinese philosopher knowledge when he ordered every books in China to be burned, it remains the fact that China had at last been unified and the constant chaos had been a thing of the past.
Unity From the Heart
Unity is achieved in the Feudalism period by conquering and surpressing the population, which led to alot of bloodshed as a result. Unity in a nation itself does not need to go through bloodsheding process, nor shall it be able to be achieved by coercion or surpression. This works the same for corporation. In an organized system, unity will only present itself when everyone is content with their being in the system itself and unity will automatically be acknowledged by everyone and be applied across the entire network of organization, be it top to down unity or unity among peers. How do you expect unity to form among your employees when you’re implementing policies which prevents him/her from being treated equally even among his/her peers?