Time Management Lessons from Santa



Santa is usually depicted as a kindly old guy who brings Christmas presents to children, but we rarely think how he manages to learn what children around the world want for Christmas and why every single present arrives just in time. The fact is, Santa is a great manager, and there are some lessons that we can learn from him. We all know how busy Christmas time is, and we barely get our own to-dos done. And Santa, having much more to get done than any of us, has to manage time really wisely. So what does he do to make wonders happen?

  1. Santa is a wise leader.

    Having a large and distributed team of elves, Santa manages them across countries and time zones. Of course he has to handle their laziness and loafing habits! But, by thoughtfully delegating work and monitoring the results, Santa gets everything done on time and frees up his time for important management tasks.

  2. Santa is a great team player.

    Even in the hectic Christmas time, Santa manages to maintain a friendly and supportive work environment and a profoundly sympathetic relationship among colleagues. When so many things need to get done, there’s no time for arguing and misunderstanding!

  3. Santa meets deadlines… by any means!

    When everyone in the world is waiting for a wonder to happen, missing a deadline is not an option! So Santa thoroughly prepares presents throughout the entire year, never putting away his to-dos for later. And even when something goes wrong, he still does his best to get all presents by Christmas.

  4. Santa makes to-do lists.

    As surprising as children’s wishes can be, Santa carefully collects them in his lists and finds and brings every single item for Christmas. With a to-do list, Santa stays organized and never forgets anything. Because if Santa wouldn’t bring presents, we would never believe in him, and then he just would not exist.

  5. Santa communicates.

    He always finds time for children to learn what they want for Christmas. With his individual approach to each of them, Santa always manages to bring exactly what the kids want and never disappoints them!

  6. Santa uses technologies.

    Despite of his respectable age, Santa doesn’t stick to old-school methods.He is never reluctant to try out a new technology to make his work more efficient. Well, sometimes we all fail when trying to use a brand new tool properly…

  7. Santa has a positive attitude.

    How can you be great at anything if you are easily stressed out?Of course you can’t, because stress makes you lose concentration and miss important things. But Santa always stays positive and happy. It helps him be focused on things that matter and bring happiness to all children around the world.

We hope you’ll find this knowledge helpful and use it to manage your time more efficiently. Merry Christmas!

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