Infographic: Employee engagement tips from Willy Wonka

You might not have rivers of chocolate to offer, but you can build an enjoyable, playful environment for staff through intentional strokes of creativity, levity and even a bit of nonsense.

Alive With Ideas has created an infographic that offers company culture takeaways from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Active employee engagement is the golden ticket to productivity, after all.

The graphic lists what made Willy Wonka’s factory such a delightful place to work, which are admittedly tough to duplicate—unless you have an immense stockpile of chocolate, a cadre of Oompa Loompas and advanced flume technology.

However, it is possible for companies to create an enviable, singular brand through “creative language, characteristic sights or sounds, descriptive and evocative communications, bold imagery and unique personality.” A charismatic, protective, passionate and compassionate leader—who facilitates a fun environment by encouraging new ideas and creativity—can help establish such a culture.

To continue in the ways of Wonka, the graphic suggests “tapping into employees’ personal purpose” by finding out what makes them tick and, presumably, what makes them ticked off. Ask workers what they’re passionate about, where their strengths are and what they enjoy doing.

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