What To Do When A Board Member Lacks The Holiday Spirit

Posted on December 17, 2018 8:00 AM by HOA Sites
Categories: HOA Website
The holiday season is a time to get together, have fun as a community, and perhaps talk about the future plans of the HOA.  During this time, the last problem you want to face is dealing with a board member who is irritable.  The close-minded and stingy nature of such a person can make a negative impact on the holiday spirit for the entire HOA and it’s wise to know how to deal with them in a professional manner.
Characteristics To Watch Out For

A board member who lacks the holiday spirit might vote against many items, even when it concerns a proposal to boost the mood of homeowners during the holiday season.  Such a person may be greedy and negative-minded, constantly complaining over matters that others are in agreement about.  In some cases, they may even want the design of the homeowner association website to be changed.

A scrooge-like member usually prefers to take the easy route and opposes the idea of spending money on holiday decorations even though they’re included in the budget.  Often, their argument revolves around saving money and minimizing expenditures with regard to enjoyment.
Dealing With Such A Member

If a selfish board member is ruining your holiday plans, the first step you should take is to talk with them and remind them about their responsibility as a board member.  Help them understand that even though it’s their duty to protect the HOA’s resources, they also need to enhance a homeowner’s quality of life.

Additionally, encourage them to use logic rather than force and intimidation to get their points across.  Maybe they’re not aware of how to be a good leader and all they need is a little guidance.  If that isn’t effective, it might be necessary to call for the member’s removal.  In order to reduce the odds of this happening in the future, consider having a page of the homeowner association website where board members learn about good leadership.
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