1 - Everybody gets credit.
In Hollywood, even the guy who got the coffee for the lead's coffee guy gets a credit (is that what a grip is?). In business, whomever says the idea last and loudest and has the highest rank gets the credit. Wouldn't it be great if every PowerPoint deck had a credits page????
2 - Everybody gets an assistant.
And they all go to the same school of answering phones. It goes something like this: "I'm sorry, I don't have (person x) right now (even though they are standing right next to me eating a granola bar and drinking green tea). Can I have him/her return?" When they 'return' they get the other person's assistant who answers the same way. This way nobody ever actually has to talk to each other.
3 - Meals count as meetings.
In the business world, we have to cram a crappy sandwich in between real meetings which take place in cramped, dark, poorly ventilated conference rooms - or even worse, in cramped, dark, poorly ventilated cubicles. In Hollywood, they get to go to healthy lunches with each other at beautiful restaurants, get drunk, and call it a 'meeting.'
4 - Everybody takes their own car.
I suspect this one may just be personal to me, but I hate it when I have surprise occupants in my car. Like when your boss says - "let's go check out that store as a team - you drive." I have to clear all my junk off the seats, make sure the radio is turned down (and off my country station - which I'm sure to be ridiculed for) and actually drive with both hands instead of my knees. In Hollywood, they all would just take their own cars. Environmentally bad, yes, but they're driving Prius' so it kinda evens out.
5 - Entering Treatment.
This is the Hollywood version of a do-over. Got drunk and used racial epithets? Just apologize and seek treatment - you're next movie is sure to be #1. Used a homophobic word on set and then denied it and then used it again at the Golden Globes (like the guy on Grey's Anatomy)? Check yourself into rehab. (What kind of rehab is that, anyway? It's not like he's admitted to or been accused of any substance abuse. Is it just moron rehabilitation? Homophobe rehab? I mean, c'mon!). That doesn't happen in business. You can't check yourself into rehab when you deliver a bad presentation. The Enron folks didn't just check themselves into rehab and return with the forgiveness of their shareholders. Patricia Dunn at HP can't just say mea culpa and check herself into Spy Rehab.
So that's it. My top 5 reasons business should be more like Hollywood. If you've got any to add, have your people call my people and maybe we'll do lunch.