Top 12 seasonal skills


MOL house with festive figures.

With the festive season fast approaching, here are the top 12 seasonal skills we think every household needs to survive the celebrations. 

Our recent OnePoll survey of 2,000 adults, which gained extensive coverage in the UK national press, shows how most use 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.

Anyone looking to take their existing skills to a professional level can access our Live Online offer to achieve Association for Project Management certified qualifications in project management.

You could choose one of our industry recognised CMI Level 3 and Level 5 courses in Management and Leadership or gain a CIPD qualification from our wide range of CIPD certified qualifications for the HR profession.

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 that 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 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 projects
  6. Communication skills
  7. Organising events
  8. Organising different diaries
  9. Making family appointments
  10. Negotiation
  11. Knowing how to concentrate with noise around you
  12. How to talk to lots of different types of people.