How can your strata manager contribute to shaping your building’s community?

How can your strata manager contribute to shaping your building’s community?

Ever contemplated the role your owners’ corporation (OC) manager plays in shaping your building’s community?

A positive and thriving community fosters a sense of connection among residents, creating a supportive environment where individuals feel heard, understood, and can grow together.

If your OC manager is not proactive in community-building efforts, it may be time to explore other options. Let’s take a look at some ways your manager can contribute to enriching your community and facilitating a deeper connection among neighbours.

Improving communication

Effective communication lies at the core of a connected community. OC managers can play a pivotal role in facilitating communication among owners through the distribution of newsletters and utilising owner portals if available.

Your manager should be well-versed in recommending user-friendly and integrated software platforms tailored to your building’s unique needs.

This streamlines communication and enhances overall management for residents, non-residing owners, building managers, and OC managers, fostering a community where everyone is well informed about the happenings within their building.

Community events

Creating a sense of camaraderie is vital for a thriving community, and a proficient OC manager should be adept at organising events and neighbourhood gatherings alongside your committee.

Whether it’s a festive Christmas party or a casual meet-and-greet night, ask your manager if they can help distribute the event details to owners and residents.

Also consider tailoring these events to suit the size and preferences of your building – smaller communities may prefer book club gatherings while larger communities may prefer a once-off annual event over the holiday season.

Meetings where your voice matters

Nobody enjoys chaotic and tense meetings. Well-organised meetings are essential for ensuring that every owner feels heard and empowered. Whether it’s an annual, special, general, or committee meeting, a skilled OC manager will make sure that all participants can express their opinions and concerns constructively.

Some meetings may even incorporate catering options, encouraging networking and informal discussions that further enhance the sense of togetherness among owners.

Your OC manager plays a crucial role in influencing the dynamics of your building’s community.

Take the initiative to connect with them and explore how they can offer assistance in strengthening your neighbourly relationships and fostering a sense of community.

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