As rewarding as community association management can be, the career path also faces high rates of burnout, depression, and mental health issues. How can managers learn to handle both the workload and mental health? Start by creating a completely different level of awareness.
Community association board members, managers, and business partners regularly face challenging and complex issues that can spark strong emotions. Many recognize it’s time to prepare for worst-case scenarios and to take steps to protect communities, colleagues, neighbors, residents, and themselves.
Community association board meetings can be intense. Strong opinions and clashing egos can make it difficult for boards to stick to an agenda and accomplish their objectives. Thankfully, there are ways to navigate these stressful situations and adhere to the business at hand.
As mounting gun violence across the U.S. continues to alarm the public, community association experts urge everyone to remember that homeowners associations, condominiums, and cooperatives—neighborhoods millions of Americans call home—are places of tolerance, open discussion, and respect.
We need a significant shift to ensure community managers are treated with respect and courtesy. It all starts with setting reasonable boundaries for mental and physical health. Here are a few boundaries to establish to maintain a healthy work-life balance.