For more than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every part of our lives. Our society and communities have sustained great damage from multiple ruptures of the social fabric. It’s time for community associations to rebuild trust and bring neighbors back together again.
As community associations become increasingly diverse, so too should their civility efforts. CAI’s Civility Pledge encourages associations to find common ground and build a lasting framework to facilitate conversations around complex issues.
This year has been extraordinarily difficult and stressful, and the election has already been divisive. We may need to work even harder in coming months to build bridges, repair divides, and support each other.
Community associations should be encouraging their residents to connect with one another. Remind them to adopt these five simple communications tips. They may help prevent conflicts in your community.
Technology has facilitated our lives, but also affects how we communicate. It’s important to make face-to-face time a priority and be more mindful to engage with others, regardless of format, with respect and civility.