One of the most impactful elements of community living is the quality of the relationship between the board of directors and the community property management company. This relationship can really influence the community living experience for board members, homeowners and residents alike. Unfortunately, the relationship’s health is often overlooked and either the board or a board member winds up micromanaging the property management company. To make matters worse, the relationship is commonly seen as having one side rather than two, which interferes with the ability of the board and property management company to accomplish more through mutuality.
Here are the 10 best ways board members can positively impact community living:
How healthy is the relationship between your management company and your association’s board of directors? Are you taking a comprehensive approach to the relationship or are you simply analyzing the actions and behaviors of the management company subjectively? Are you part of the problem, or are you part of the solution? The relationship you have with your manager reflects the relationship you wish to create with your management company. Rather than view your manager as an adversary to confront, envision the relationship you’d really like to have. It just might lead to a life-changing experience.
Salvatore J. Sciacca aka “Condoboss” is the nation’s leading expert in the community property management industry and is also recognized for his stress relieving blogs and insight on personal and organizational transformation.
Salvatore has also traveled extensively around the world and has meditated with Buddhist monks in Nepal and met the world’s happiest man, Matthieu Ricard. He’s passions include cooking, traveling, meditating and hiking. He is also the founder and executive director of the Chicagoland Italian American Professionals organization and an amateur chef.
Salvatore can be reached at: 312.455.0107 x102 or at email@example.com.