Morale–Mission Impossible?

Tom Cruise’s new movie, Mission Impossible is out this weekend. It’s Brad Bird’s first live action movie, having created before both of Pixar’s highly acclaimed films, Incredibles, and Ratatouille. One of my favorite quotes on employee morale comes from Brad:

“In my experience, the thing that has the most significant impact on a movie’s budget–but never shows up in a budget–is morale. If you have low morale, for every $1 you spend, you get about 25 cents of value. If you have high morale, forever $1 you spend, you get about $3 of value. Companies should pay much more attention to morale.”

I completely agree–companies should pay much more attention to morale–and engaging their employees. The reviews are very positive for this film. Best of luck to Brad Bird’s team. And best of luck to all of us, who are trying to get the biggest bang for our buck in terms of employee morale.