As the political landscape grows more and more frenzied, no one is unaffected, even the CAM industry! In this week's CAM Mashup, we discuss who we would vote for if Hillary and The Donald were running for the board in a community. Then we tackle the big issues, like dealing with difficult personalities, reducing crime and planning for the future. It's all this week in Community Association Management!
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The presidential election has everyone's minds turned toward politics. Community associations themselves offer politics on a smaller scale (or at least closer to home). What if the candidates running for president today were running for the board in a community association? What questions would you want answered? Who would you vote for? Take a trip down the rabbit hole with us in this fun mental exercise.
All the Personalities
No matter where you go or what you do in life, you will be subjected to a million different personality types. It is you job to learn how to best interact with them to hopefully create and maintain a healthy relationship. Same goes for attendees at a board meeting. You will run across all types. Check out a few of the more common ones you will find and how best to interact with them.
Do you manage any community associations that have a crime problem? Since the recession, many communities have this problem and aren't sure what to do about it. One study's results suggest that cleaning up abandoned lots/homes in your communities can be very successful at reducing crime.
A Healthy Partnership
Do you know the key things that you need to look for in a potential towing company partner for your HOA? There are a couple points in this list that I would have never thought of to consider. Check them out here!
A Harmonious Board
Naturally, when you bring a group of people together with different personalities and backgrounds, there will conflict. However, there are some sure fire ways you can promote great communication between board members to help cultivate great relationships.
“While we are in the midst of a crisis, perhaps we should think beyond the current problem. What is the origin of the problem? How can we avoid the problem in the future? What latent issue may arise as a result of water damage, broken sidewalks or continuing to repair an office copier that may be past its useful life? By extrapolating the current and past problems, we can make better choices and recommendations to our owners, board members and peer managers.”