Canada Productivity

How I Learned To Avoid Cleverly, Play Wisely And Procrastinate Brilliantly

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

I've come to see that instead of wasting time on people and activities that deplete me, I need to "waste" my time procrastinating and playing, so that many more absurd and ridiculous ideas can trickle into my conscious awareness.

17 Ways To Become Incredibly Creative And Productive

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Some people are extremely creative and productive. They're prolific writers, painters and musicians; they're visionary designers, architects and speakers. It's as though they experience no obstacles to producing a constant flow of high-quality work. Some people are just lucky and their productivity comes naturally. The rest of us can learn their secrets and discover, for ourselves, that amazing state of flow.

3 Spring Cleaning Principles For Busy People

Renate Reimann | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
Renate Reimann

To make spring cleaning more effective, efficient and tailored to your needs and values, I propose following these three principles.

How To Race Through Your To-Do List Like A Pro

Cheryl Muir | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

How have I become someone who can get sh*t done when the pressure is on? Admittedly, I have to give a shout-out to the corporate world for this, as it provided a fertile ground for honing my skills in blazing through my to do list, skills which have proved invaluable as a busy entrepreneur.

Don't Mistake Speed For Efficiency In Customer Service

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

It's Friday night and weather at Newark has caused another flight cancellation. The lines are long, but the staff is excellent and moving through the line quickly. And then I find out why. As pleasant, compassionate and friendly as they are, they are singularly focused on serving the customer quickly; yet not efficiently.

Take Control Of Your Time, So It Doesn't Control You

Tania DaSilva | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Tania DaSilva

We all have the same 24 hours, but some people seem to get a lot more done than others. Good time management is the reason some people are so much more efficient. The highest achievers manage their time extremely well, and you can too.

6 Ways To Influence Decision Makers

Saeed Selvam | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

There comes a point in your career when you may want to flex your persuasive muscle, it could be the quest for a promotion or establishing your public brand. Whether you're a student or a senior level executive, competition is fierce and there's never been a greater time to get noticed and be heard.

6 Tools To Improve Your Business Productivity

Madaline Zanni | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business
Madaline Zanni

Within each work day, there are only so many hours you have to produce your best, which is why it's important to maximize and monitor the time you spend on anything. This of course leads to the difference between working more versus working smarter.

3 Ways To Productively Channel Spring's Energy

Renate Reimann | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Renate Reimann

Have you been feeling listless or restless lately? Why not fully embrace nature's push to reinvent itself? You too can plug into the dynamism of the moment to get stronger, healthier and more productive.

5 Simple Steps To File Your Taxes On Time

Renate Reimann | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business
Renate Reimann

Death and taxes; two of life's unwelcome certainties. Whenever facing a stressful task, breaking it down into chunks and focusing on each practical step separately can be immensely beneficial. That's why I recommend using the "planning backwards method" when approaching tax season.

The 4 Best Health And Life Tips For The Insanely Busy

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Being busy is great, but not if it lacks direction, passion, and makes your health suffer. Finding easy, productive health solutions that fit your life can be the difference between living and living well and there are easy things that you can incorporate into your routine without having you spinning your wheels.

The Two-Metre Rule Can Help You Avoid The Flu At Work

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.15.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

There is some debate as to whether or not being sick at work does increase the chances for a small-scaled outbreak. After all, unless a person comes into contact with the bodily fluids of a sick person, the risk may seem remote at best. It's generally known as personal distancing of the two-metre rule.

Waste Less Time By Spending It Consciously

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

A lot of time and energy is wasted on doing things that yield no real benefits, like reading or watching so-called "news" about people and events unrelated to us, or updating our social media status with irrelevant information. So, what can one do to reduce time waste?

5 Apps To Help Your Company Keep Its New Year's Resolutions

Dave Borrelli | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Business
Dave Borrelli

The New Year is here, and it's a chance for Canadian business owners to make resolutions that bolster their businesses and increase productivity in the workplace. With 66 per cent of Canadians owning a smartphone, the easiest way to find efficiencies and optimize your business processes is through mobile apps..

4 Things That Will Help You Love Your Job

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Business
Chakameh Shafii

I think many other entrepreneurs would agree with me when I say coming to work every day gives me a kind of joy nothing else can replace. Feeling like I have an impact and can change someone's way of living through TranQool lets me work longer hours and not regret a single day of it.

Productivity Hacks To Take The Stress Out Of 2016

Adriana Girdler | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business
Adriana Girdler

It's almost time for New Year's resolutions! It's when we engrave our new promised outlooks into our notebooks and minds -- determined to better ourselves in some small manner -- whether it's fitness, health, or even taking the stress out of our work life.

How Leaders Can Improve Teamwork And Build Trust

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

The most influential element for good teamwork is trust. When trust goes up, fear goes down; and vice versa. When people work and play nice together, it means that there is high trust in the group.

5 Ways Road Warriors Sabotage Their Productivity

Brian Robertson | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Business
Brian Robertson

Our always-on world means we face ever increasing pressure to tackle on more work than we ever have before. People who travel for business are particularly impacted by this shift, having to juggle doubled workloads, business meetings, travel time and personal commitments.

Creating a Corporate Charter Can Keep Employees Happy

Steve Titus | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Business
Steve Titus

A strong corporate culture is the DNA of any organization. From physical office space to the way colleagues at all levels interact in an organization, the highest performing cultures are ones that empower employees to learn from their mistakes and grow.

6 Tips For Beating Your Procrastination Delay Tactics

Renate Reimann | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Living
Renate Reimann

Procrastination is a fact of life. We all do it, and we usually stress about it. Even as we let ourselves become sidetracked with other activities, the anxiety remains. This self-sabotaging behavior not only wastes our time, but research shows it leads to higher levels of stress and lower well-being.

It's Tough to Celebrate Labour Day Without Work

Glen Pearson | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada Business
Glen Pearson

As Canada celebrates Labour Day weekend, there are important questions concerning Gandhi's premise that we must begin asking ourselves. For example, how do we deal with a world of wealth without work? Upon entering an era of ironies, we find ourselves forced to deal with some increasing contradictions -- employability replaces employment, people without jobs, jobs without people, numerous part-time jobs replacing full-time ones, employment numbers going down because people have stopped looking for work altogether.

5 Steps to Stop Talking About Exercise and Actually Do It

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

Why can some people jump into a fitness routine while others just can't seem to stick to it? It's not laziness, because I know many hard-working people that can't stick to fitness. Sometimes it's that the desire just isn't there. But most often people fail because they fail to prioritize adding exercise into their day to day routine.

Think Outside the Cubicle With Coworking

Nick Cowling | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

In the constantly evolving and socially driven society we live in today, the very definition of a workplace has changed. Coworking has become a global movement where work is done outside the confines of a traditional workspace and is instead in a shared working environment either in an office or other public space.

Going on Holiday May Save Our Minds and Our Economy

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 07.05.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

Who killed summer vacation? That's the million dollar question -- literally. Long gone are the days of casually taking a few weeks off with the family to go on a road trip, or jetting off to a remote destination where the real world ceases to exist. This is a problem.

How Writing it Down Helps Get it Done

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Business
Eileen Chadnick

Overwhelm is a complex and multifaceted affair. We need many strategies and approaches to deal with the volume, pressure, complexity of today's work and lives. Including super basic ones like the to do list.