The Avengers movies are all about teamwork – we mean, it is literally the team of the best of soldiers and super-soldiers trying to fight every odd that comes their way. And, though the team does fall apart sometimes, the most classic example of it would be Captain America: Winter Soldier, they essentially make a pretty good team. And, we all know how teamwork is one of the most sought after traits everywhere.
So, today we are going to wear our Marvel’s fan hat and look at the important things about teamwork that the Avengers movies taught us –
It’s okay to have differences as long as you can get past them
Remember the first Avengers movie? Captain America and Iron Man couldn’t wait to really go against each other. They kept underestimating each other to some extent, the team was barely there but when it came to putting their differences aside, they really did it. It wasn’t the death of Paul Coulson that inspired them, they had already walked the working together bridge before that.
So, even if you have some difference in the team, it is okay to talk them out, have a go but at the end of the day, just work together.
You need to have each other’s back
Much like how the Avengers have each other’s back. We mean, Black Widow and Hawk Eye are the best of friends even when they are fighting. His child is named after her and they have shared experiences – guarding each other, protecting each other and trusting each other.
Being part of a team requires you to give the token of trust and affection to others and watching their back while they watch yours; functioning well and together as a team.
Taking the lead when necessary and stepping down when required
Thor, the almighty god of thunder led from the front when it came to battles. He was being groomed by Odin to someday lead the people of Asgard. However, while Thor was definitely successful in his many ventures, had people trusting him and being willing to die for him, he still stepped down and followed Captain America and his lead whenever the time called for it.
Being part of a team or teamwork doesn’t just involve functioning well together, it also involves knowing when to step up and lead from the front. And most importantly, when to step down and drive the team ahead while following orders.
Building and growing together as a team
Teamwork is one of the important soft skills and what makes it so sought-after is the fact that recruiters realize the potential a good team player has. It is easy to stay self-centered and focus solely on your growth. However, real growth requires growing with the whole team, seeking mentors when necessary and mentoring others when required.
And, didn’t we all learn these important tips from the Avengers movies throughout?! It is not enough to just keep enhancing your skills individually if you won’t have a team to back you up.
Crawling over the wire
Now don’t get us wrong. We are not asking you to sacrifice yourself and get kicked out of your job for the sake of being a good team player. However, what we do mean is that being a team player also involves crawling over the wire for another.
That means, you need to protect each other and not out someone from your team whenever you get a chance. Being a team requires gaining and building trust and that cannot be done if you don’t know or the other person doesn’t know where you stand in the whole equation.
So, these were some job tips from the Avengers movies that we have learnt so far. If you want to add more points to it, then feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments section below.