Game of Thrones fans, raise your hand if you’re having twitching fits because of GoT withdrawal! Oh, how we wish we had spoilers to divulge to other fans of Game of Thrones in the workplace. The finale made us crave for answers to many questions.What will happen to Daenerys and Jon Snow who knows nothing of himself, not even his real name, Aegon Targaryen? Without The Wall to protect Westeros, how will they defeat the Army of the Dead and the ice dragon-riding Night King? After he left Cersei alone in King’s Landing, did Jaime finally switch sides in favor of his sister’s foes? Will Tormund and Brienne of Tarth’s unlikely romance see its end after The Wall’s collapse? Show creators, David Benoiff and D.B. Weiss, you’re killing us with these cliffhangers!
It’s been only three weeks since Season 7 finale aired, but fans already yearn for it to come back. We miss our favorite weekly habit so much that we hear the clock ticking every second we wait longer for a brand-new episode. Season 8 hasn’t even filmed yet and, according to reliable sources, isn’t due until late 2018 or early 2019. Therefore, how do we keep our sanity despite the looming threat of a “GoT-less” year?
Imagining Game of Thrones in the Workplace
While we must fend for ourselves to get our regular fix of anything GoT-related, let’s make something out of this healthy addiction. We bet we’re not alone when we say we’re seeing GoT everywhere. With plenty of time to daydream on our beloved characters’ fate, we imagine them as ordinary folks. Without further ado, here’s a list describing how office workers fit into the profile of the following GoT characters.
Which GoT Character Best Describes You?
The Cersei Lannister
The queen we want to get rid of but also admire in secret. She’s the boss most subordinates love to hate. Moreover, she antagonizes everyone but never fails to outsmart the odds. Equipped with superior planning competencies, she has a counter-plan for almost every scenario. Besides, she’s the only lioness who acts as a lone wolf. Her motto says, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”
The Arya Stark
Great things rather come in small packages. She surprises her colleagues with sass and brilliance bursting from her tiny stature. This corporate member is relentless when she must achieve her goals. In particular, she’s the perfect example of patience and independence. Her abilities come from her diligence, thirst for growth, and “never say die” spirit. Since she’s a bad-ass assassin, she’ll finish whatever you throw at her (reports, deadlines, leadership roles, steep quota).
The Jaime Lannister
This person’s loyalty is beyond the charts. Then again, because of his devotion to the team, he can respect everyone, from the bosses to the lower ranks. Moreover, he believes in the team’s vision and follows orders without hesitation. This worker may have flaws but makes up for them with his passion to deliver. He’s always around whenever you need help. You can depend on him to keep his word. In addition, he’s a faithful knight who honors his banner men to heart.
The Jon Snow
Bastard turned Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, turned King in the North, he started from the bottom. Yet, after surpassing a multitude of struggles he reached the top. Nobody expected him to succeed because he’s an underdog with humble beginnings. His journey is indeed an inspiring tale of “slowly but surely,” and because he’s a friend to everyone, we can’t help but applaud him more. This leader climbed the corporate ladder with dignity and remarkable work ethics, gaining him his subordinates’ trust and support.
The Tyrion Lannister
You may view him as the smartest person in the office and the brains behind the company’s brightest ideas. When problems arise, he creates many strategies to manage them. Likewise, he’s a perfect team worker who prefers a supporting role because he wants no credit for his accomplishments. This colleague may not be as ideal as Jon Snow or as versatile as Jaime Lannister, but other workers can’t deny his valuable contributions. In the final analysis, he joins the Game of Thrones in the workplace by staying at the sidelines and letting others shine.
The Daenerys Targaryen
She’s the overachiever. Just as Daenerys of the House Targaryen; the First of Her Name; The Unburnt; Queen of the Andals; the Rhoynar and the First Men; Queen of Meereen; Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea; Protector of the Realm; Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms; Breaker of Chains; and Mother of Dragons, she has endless merits and conquered more challenges than you can count. She’s full of fresh ideas and has the willpower to make them happen. Further, she reached her position because of her followers’ faith and, thus, keeps their loyalty by prioritizing their welfare over her own.
It’s easy to picture Game of Thrones in the workplace because its characters remind us of colleagues, minus the violence and NSFW (not-safe-for-work) contexts. Did you spot yourself or anybody you know? Tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment or, better yet, learn the traits you must develop to become an excellent leader. In addition, share this blog and tag your co-workers fresh out of Westeros.
GoT fans must unite! It seems we can’t escape this long night that’s so dark and full of terror. While waiting for next season, stay entertained with GoT references. Soon, the waiting game for Season 8 will be over faster than we can shout “Dracarys!” LOL! Who are we kidding? We’ll do everything to hasten 2019.
Sources: Business Insider | Express UK | Levo.com | Quest Recruitment | Career Addict
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