Joss Whedon's much awaited 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' has finally hit the theatres today. But the film is not just a superhero flick. Instead it teaches us several things that can be implemented in real-life too.
We bring you 10 such lessons that the corporate world can learn from Avengers.
1. Make sure everyone is heard
It is very important to listen to everyone. One should encourage the team to share ideas with each other. For example, it was Tony Stark who made the Avenger's team realize the Hulk's potential.
2. Never underestimate anyone
If there is a shy, quiet member in your team, then seek that person out and ask them their opinion. Maybe they have some helpful insights to give. Black Widow and Hawkeye are mere mortals compared to the others in the team. But then, they too are powerful in their own way.
3. Personality Management
Avengers taught us that a clash is bound to happen if you put big personalities together. Thus, managing personalities especially if you are working in a team plays a crucial role.
4. Never lie about yourself
Never lie about yourself. Because sooner or later, the truth will be revealed. Black Widow learnt this lesson in a hard way. She has lied so many times in the past that her team members find it hard to trust her. In fact, she had to work really hard to regain their trust especially that of Captain America.
5. A good leader will know how to manage without being seen
One need not be in limelight all the time. Who better than Nick Fury to teach us this important lesson! He leads his team quietly and without any showy fanfare. He assembles a good team of talented people and then points them to the direction of the problem. He has trust in his team's skills.
6. Don't be afraid of asking questions
If you don't know something then ask questions. This is an important point that one must remember especially during interviews. Of course, you need to show the potential employer why you are the one for them. But, at the same time, it becomes essential for you to figure out if they are the right company for you. Even the Avengers had several reasonable doubts and asked questions to Nick Fury before signing the dotted lines.
7. It is important to conduct research
Just like how Captain America puts it up- 'Being prepared is always the way to go.'
8. Play to your employee's strength
It is very important to know what skills to display at which situations. Dr Bruce Banner may not be 'The Hulk' all the time. Every Avenger has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. Thus, the team works best when it understands these strengths and weaknesses and puts these abilities in good use.
9. The two 'C's- Communication and Coordination
Everyone will have different ideas, working styles and thought processes. Thus, one should take time to listen to each team member when they share their ideas or objections. Or else then, a disaster is bound to happen. Remember that scene from Avengers when everyone was arguing and then Bruce Banner just flipped out and destroyed the Helicarrier.
10. First impression can make or break you
Be careful about your first impression. Even the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark was initially rejected for the Avengers. Why? Because he was, in Nick Fury's words, " Volatile, self-obsessed, and (didn't) play well with others."