While starting your own business is a lot more exciting than watching a workplace environment on a screen, it can be fun to occasionally escape into an alternate world. From Horrible Bosses to Office Space, Hollywood has been depicting workplace culture for years. Here are some of the best movies that give us an entertaining, eye-opening depiction of the American workplace:
- Empire Records
How fun does it sound to dance and groove to music all day long at your job? The only place you can probably do that is at Empire Records – it’s a record store, after all. It does seem like a fun office environment, don’t you think?
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Can you imagine what unlimited candy and sweets would do to a real-life office environment? Well, at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, unlimited candy is what employees get to enjoy all day long. That is, when they’re not pulling trapped kids out of the chocolate river, of course.
- You’ve Got Mail
The romantic comedy that captured the hearts of people around the world depicted two kinds of businesses: the warm, neighborly bookstore, and the greedy book corporation. Small business owners everywhere were moved by The Shop Around the Corner, where employees and patrons are all treated with respect and compassion.
The Daily Planet depicted a pretty great newsroom, where the pillars of journalistic excellence and integrity were upheld by everyone, including Clark Kent. Although he always seemed to disappear whenever there was breaking news…odd.
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Things were definitely quirky and idiosyncratic at the Grand Budapest Hotel, but you can’t argue that its procedures were very exact. Everyone knows exactly where they are supposed to be and what they are supposed to be doing at every hour of every day. Now that’s efficiency.
The Spotlight team that uncovered years of childhood abuse within Boston-area Catholic Churches were the epitome of journalistic perseverance. They cast an important light on an issue that many were attempting to sweep under the rug.
Workplace culture varies from place to place, even in the world of cinema. It may give you some ideas as to what kind of small business you are hoping to run. Need financing to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams? Visit www.biz2credit.com to inquire about traditional loans, SBA loans, business lines of credit, equipment financing, and other forms of funding.