It doesn’t matter whether you’re the MD of a small company or the CEO of a global organisation, no-one wants to end up on Santa’s naughty list. 

Being good all year means motivating and nurturing employees, developing your business strategy and, of course, taking care of the bottom line. 

But there are things, too, we can learn from the man in the red and white suit. 

It’s All In The Planning 

When you have to deliver millions of presents in just one evening, it takes a lot of preparation. 

The best will follow Santa’s example by working year-round to ensure there are no unforeseen hiccups in the business model. 

Relying on first class managers, admins and HR assistants, they look to offer a machine that’s as well-oiled as the runners on Santa’s sleigh. 

There’s Always More To Learn 

Okay, so you don’t have to set up an Elf Academy at the North Pole but providing regular opportunities for staff to upskill is good not only for individuals but the business as a whole. 

Working with the HR Manager or team leaders, access can be provided to training programmes in the workplace or online – often a less stressful and more flexible way to learn, especially for those starting out in a career.   

Information At Your Fingertips 

Ever wondered how Santa knows not only who has been naughty or nice but where they live and how to get there? 

No, it’s not through online malware or spying elves – it’s through a well organised database and up-to-date IT. 

Knowing what your customers and clients want from your business means accurate record keeping and analysis – while always working within the new GDPR standards. 

Health & Wellbeing 

Once upon a time Santa fed Rudolph mince pies and let him practise flying manoeuvres on his games console. Big mistake! 

Thankfully, his lead reindeer is back to eating carrots and real life exercise. 

There’s a lesson to be learned. 

In any business, if you want to lead from the front you have to be in tip-top shape, both physically and mentally. 

So why not plan ahead to January and a work-life balance that allows you to look after your own health and wellbeing for the good of the company? 

Get on the nice list . . . that’s online where you can find all the best vacancies.