Summer has stopped creeping up on us and is here in full force! I know we're the Sunshine State, but this heat is getting a little out of hand. And we all know what heat does to people--maybe it made you fire off a nasty-gram to someone in accounting, or maybe it's cooking up some funky junk in your community pool, or burning up and burning out your dedicated board members. Whatever this heat is doing to you, we're here to help you make it through the summerwith allthe great content in this week's CAM Mashup!
As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and please share it too!
Keep it Clean!
"Summer is nearly a month away, which means the pools at hotels, apartment complexes and water parks will be used regularly. But The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they have some concerns.
In a recent study released on Wednesday, the CDC reports pools, and hot tubs are responsible for one-third of swimming-related diseases."
Banish the Burnout
"Condo Association Board burnout can be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be cured. Burnt out Board members don’t perform as effectively and can even lead to the broader Board breaking bad. You might be exhibiting signs of burnout, but that doesn’t mean you need to resign. Here are three Condo Association Board burnout remedies that can help refresh and reinvigorate you so you can keep on serving your community."
Are You Future Proof?
"It's the digital age, and the world has changed. Your customers demand a higher level of service, instant notifications, online access to their information, and all at the same price they paid 20 years ago. It's not enough to keep your management company current. You need to be prepared for whatever the future may bring, to meet the new demands waiting just around the corner.
How can your management company balance these demands with the rising costs of doing business?
"Everyone is talking about saving money and cutting expenses these days- but what does that really mean to you and your association? With assessment income down and operating expenses up, many associations find it hard to pay vendors and continue services, so how does an association cut expenses?
Here are a few real, inexpensive ways to save a little – and perhaps a lot of - money in your association."
If You Can't Say Something Nice...
"One minute, you’re totally calm, cool, and collected. But, when your inbox dings? That one seemingly innocent message pushes you right over the edge.
Before you know it, you’ve fired off a brutal and curt response that says something like, “Seriously, Janet, how many times do I have to tell you to swap out the number in the top corner of the spreadsheet?! This is getting RIDICULOUS.”
You know that your email was rude, and perhaps a bit more aggressive than the conversation called for. So, how can you backpedal out of this situation—without garnering a reputation as the co-worker who’s going to lose his cool at a moment’s notice?"
Do You Have Big News This Week?
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