Recent movies I’ve watched like Batman vs Superman and Captain America: Civil War, all have a subliminal message that even you are doing something great for mankind but not everyone agrees with you, there are always someone who will try to bring you down, impose certain rules and policies, making it tougher for you to do what you do best and what you believe in. Even with X-Men, it is always humans not trusting mutants and want them to be monitored and controlled.
It is almost the same in our real life. In the workplace, you may be doing what is right by the customer and the company but not everyone agrees with you, may even backstab you to get even or spread gossips about you to bring you down. In the perfect world, it shouldn’t be like that. In the perfect world, those who are doing great should be rewarded and appreciated. But we are not in the perfect world. As harsh as reality is, I believe in compromising everything to achieve the best situation in the best possible way.
Impossible? No. Tough? Yes.
It is almost like a war dance. You advance one step ahead, back down two steps behind. We all have our own opinions and ideology on how some businesses should be conducted or how some processes could be better but not everyone can see everything in the big picture, not even the CEO him or herself. That’s why we have meetings and debates and discussions. To brainstorm ideas, share thoughts and argue about details.
Everyone feels for the little guy, but how many will see from a top down point of view? From bottom up, you’ll have the customers aspect, the bottom line employees welfare and the productivity rate. From the top down, you’ll have the shareholders demands, the media, the profit margin and the market share.
For a good worker, whether he or she is a front line staff or a manager, big or small role, if each of us can try our best to see from different perspectives and understand the bottleneck of each department, each position and each responsibility, you will gain a much clearer insight and give a well rounded solution.
Ultimately, like the superheroes, no matter they are the bigger heroes like Captain America and Iron Man, or the smaller heroes like Ant Man and Hawkeye. Everyone have a part to play and no role is too small because everyone matters.
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