September 3, 2015 / By: Trina Cui

5 tips to work smarter, not just harder, at Mainstreet

Personal Interest, Human Resources
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While working at a fast-paced work environment – like Mainstreet's – can feel overwhelming at first, with some time management tips, it can transit into an exhilarating and exciting workplace.


Understand why it's a fast-paced environment.

Several factors could result in a fast-paced environment: It could be the nature of the industry, the constant tight deadlines, or the company growing quickly. Taking time to understand why the workplace is a fast-paced environment can help you to manage the pressure, determine the next step, and possibly stimulate motivation to tackle the issues.


Keep a to-do list and prioritize the tasks.

A daily list of tasks that needs to be completed is an essential part of action planning. You can prioritize items on the list into important/less important and urgent/non-urgent. Identify the two or three tasks that are the most crucial and work on those first. The benefit of using a to-do list helps you to focus your mind on important objectives and order your thoughts. Prioritizing also avoids the human natural tendency of focusing on the simple and easy.


Delineate a time limit to complete each task.

In today's digital world, people are so easily distracted by 'noise 'and interruptions. There always seems to be something more important than the actual task. The time constrain can push you to be more focused and be more efficient.


Narrow your focus.

Trying to take on too much at once will eventually cause you to lose focus. Instead, try concentrating on one task to get you back on a productive track. Close of all the applications that you are not using and the tabs in your browser that are taking away from your attention. Focussing solely on what you are doing is a more efficient way.


Exercise and eat healthy.

Last but not least, there is always a link between a healthy lifestyle and work productivity. Exercising and eating healthily can help you to boost energy levels. Yoga is a great exercise and also a miracle drug, not only to clear your mind but also to allow you to focus more easily. Wondering how it is that Yoga is a miracle drug?


Mainstreet Equity Corp. is a publicly-traded (TSX: MEQ) residential real estate company in Canada. Mainstreet currently owns and operates properties in Surrey, BC; New Westminster, BC; Abbotsford, BC; Calgary, AB; Cochrane, AB; Lethbridge, AB; Edmonton, AB; Fort Saskatchewan, AB; and Saskatoon, SK.

Mainstreet provides affordable, renovated apartment suites to Canadians, and is committed to creating real value without diluting shareholder interests.

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