Don’t Be a Puck Hog and Other Lessons on Teamwork

 

 

By Priti Dadlani

While browsing Netflix for a movie to watch last weekend, we stumbled across The Internship, a 2013 film starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

Screwball comedy is not my favourite movie genre, (I prefer witty humour a la Woody Allen), but my family picked this movie and I gave in to the consensus opinion. Pegging The Internship as a film that didn’t require my full attention to follow the plot, I was only half-watching it for about the first 20 minutes as I cleaned up the kitchen after dinner in our open-concept family room.

But then a funny thing happened. I was slowly drawn into the movie when I realized it actually had a compelling lesson for everyone in the work world today: the importance of being a team player.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the movie if you haven’t seen it and spoiler alert, I will reveal the ending although it’s easy to guess given Hollywood’s penchant for happy endings, particularly for underdogs.

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