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Top 12 seasonal skills


How many do you have?

With the festive season fast approaching, Manchester-based project management experts MOL (@MOLlearn) reveal the top 12 seasonal skills every household needs to survive the celebrations and enjoy a peaceful festive period.

MOL’s recent OnePoll survey of 2,000 adults showed how most used project management skills to run a busy household, with eight in ten admitting to using tactics from their corporate lives to help manage their families.

Many people use project management skills to make sure seasonal spending is kept to budget and their plans are just perfect.

With MOL providing UK wide and international qualifications, available online and with 24/7 access, those looking to take their existing skills to a professional level can join our Live Online offer to achieve Association for Project Management certified qualifications in project management.

MOL expert, Mike Spick, Head of Product Management, said: “With the festive season fast approaching, it’s not just Father Christmas putting his planning skills to good use.

“Our latest survey shows how running a busy household has a lot in common with running a successful project, so we’ve chosen the top 12 seasonal skills we think help you to make this time of year truly magical. 

“Your organisational skills are in high demand this time of year when you need the ability to project manage to make sure your celebrations go smoothly.”

Whether you’re a super planner, blitzing the January sales for next year’s gifts, or a ‘just in time’ dasher hoping to bag a bargain in the run up to the big day, which of these 12 seasonal skills do you have?

  1. Making ‘To Do’ lists
  2. Budgeting
  3. Meal planning
  4. Punctuality and managing time
  5. Juggling lots of activities
  6. Communication skills
  7. Organising events
  8. Coordinating everyone’s diaries
  9. Keeping family appointments
  10. Negotiating and keeping the peace!
  11. Able to concentrate with lots of distractions around you
  12. Knowing how to talk to lots of different types of people.

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