CAM Mash Up: This Week (May 28, 2017)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on May 28, 2017

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We're kicking this week off with some solid tips on productivity to get the most out of our short work week. While we'll be spending Monday remembering our country's service men and women, we'll spend the rest of the week catching up on the work week with ease. No "eating the frog," or running laps on the CAMster wheel--just tips and tricks to hack your productivity this short work week. Check it out 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!

Procrastination Station

"When it comes to productivity advice, have you ever heard that you should do your most dreaded and annoying tasks first? That it’s smarter to just clear them out of the way so that you can zone in on your other work? Me too. But, here’s the thing: After plenty of trial and error, I’ve realized that this whole “eat the frog” approach just doesn’t work for me."

Educating Your Homeowners

As this article states, "Nobody really likes being told what to do", however it is part of life that occasionally (if we are lucky) someone will be telling us what we can and cannot do. Living in an HOA is no different. But there is a proper way in which to present the rules to your homeowners in a way that it is easier to accept. Check out some tips here on how to get them to understand the importance of the rules and why it is benefiting to them to follow them. 

Hack Your Productivity

I am always looking for ways to be more productive and to increase my focus while at work. I have found some little tricks that work well for me such as listening to classical music while I work (something I have been doing since University) but this article has a few that I've never considered before! I am 100% buying a plant or two to spruce (get it?) up my work environment. 

The CAMster Wheel

"Wait. What? You know what I’m talking about. The CAMster wheel is the seemingly never ending routine of work, eat, sleep; respond to emergency, sleep. Repeat. Am I right? Stop it! You have not sold yourself in a proverbial, indentured servitude, for crying out loud (this is an expression my Dad uses. I’m not sure what it means, keep reading.)! You are a community association manager. You have options. Let’s examine some of them, shall we?" 

The CAM Industry and Technology

It goes without saying that technology is the future within almost every industry and the CAM industry is absolutely no exception. Actually, to date we have seen a high adoption rate when it comes to traditional manual functions being automated. Check out where we stand today as an industry and where the future may take us! 

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