Budgets play a critical role in management activities such as planning, controlling and motivating employees. Used effectively, budgets can help a company achieve its goals and create a productive work environment. In contrast, budgets can also create a hostile work environment. Watch this video about budgets and employee morale and then reflect upon your own work experiences. Explain how budgeting was incorporated to achieve the company’s overall goals and objectives. Reflect on whether or not the budgets were effectively applied and whether your experience was positive or negative.