Scary Movies Improve Businesses

October 13th, 2014

It is a good time for a scare!

Today’s blog is by Margaret Stewart, Executive Assistant at SafeSourcing.

It is a good time for a scare! As Halloween approaches, scary movies are beginning to appear in theaters, online, and on television. There are many people that do not like the adrenaline rush that stems from tales of terror, but there are a few things that can be learned from watching them.

Stay Together! This tactic is seen in multiple genres of film, but most notable in those Halloween classics. When faced with a challenge, everyone must stick together. Not doing so leaves a person vulnerable and without help. This can be applied to business as well. When everyone pulls together as a team, more can be accomplished and the business is better prepared for whatever obstacle is hiding behind each door.

Behave! We all know that the misbehaving teens in the movie are the first to go. It is a classic faux pas saying that if we behave, we will make it out in the end. Even this can be applied to the business world. If you work hard and stay dedicated, you will live a long and happy life with your team. If someone misbehaves or shows the company how little it means, they may be on the way out too. Every person must be as committed as the next for a team to be truly strong.

It was someone else the whole time! This is the classic maneuver famously seen by even the likes of the Scooby Doo gang. They often would expect someone or something as a problem, but after removing the mask, they find out it was someone else entirely. Many scary movies follow the same formula of keeping the audience guessing “who did it?” throughout, with the final twist revealed at the end. This lesson also applies in the business world because it teaches us to always stay on our toes and be ready for whatever twist or dilemma comes our way. It teaches us to be ready for anything.

Even though scary movies aren’t for everyone, there are lessons there that can be applied to everyday life and the business world. Recognizing those lessons and utilizing them in the workplace can turn an organization around and lead a group in a positive direction.

If you would like more information on how SafeSourcing can help your business pull together as a team and be prepared for the unexpected or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.

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