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ACMO Manager's Blog

The ACMO Blog is a peer-to-peer resource exclusively for Registered Condominium Managers (RCMs) to share tips, advice, and experiences with fellow condominium managers and those within the condominium industry.   

If you are an RCM Member and have a blog post that you would like to share, send it to editor@acmo.org.

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Effective Decision-making Equals Good Governance
The board of directors in a condominium is elected to represent the best interests of the entire community. Once elected, they are required to make some difficult decisions and have a fiduciary responsibility to follow the advice of professionals.

Detoxifying the Condo Manager’s Workplace
While there are no statistics, anecdotal evidence suggests that almost every condo manager has experienced some form of workplace disrespect, and a majority have experienced workplace harassment. Hopefully, only a very few were subjected to physical threats or assault; but there shouldn’t be any at all.

Condominium Managers and Burnout
Stress and burnout claim to be the most common reasons that most condo managers have resigned from their position and the industry altogether. Read on for a few tips on how to help prevent burnout.

Staying Positive, Pulling Together in the Face of Adversity
To say that the last two years have been challenging times for condominium communities, condominium service providers across the GTA, and our province would most certainly be an understatement. It’s hard to believe that we are fast approaching year two in our battle against COVID-19.

The Politics of Mistakes
We make mistakes all the time, big and small, and we will keep making mistakes. It is like laundry; it will never end, but with attention and diligence, it can become less daunting!

RCM Designation: 5 Things that Set Us Apart
Condominium Managers need to excel at many different things in order to have a successful career. In an average day you can be required to be an enforcer, mediator, organizer, communicator, and project manager.

Five Ways to Get Your Property Ready for Fall
Autumn is here and that means it's time for a fresh slate after a long and dry summer. Here are some quick tips to get your building ready for the upcoming holidays!

Outdoor Annual General Meetings
During the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions of public gatherings, condo corporations have had to postpone or conduct virtual annual general meetings.  But what happens when a virtual AGM is not possible, and regulations change resuming the meeting deadlines?  Condominium managers get creative. 

Condominium Managers - The Silent Shareholders
In today’s world, criticism, be it constructive or negative, needs to be taken seriously and acted upon swiftly. Within the condominium industry, a condominium manager has very strict guidelines to follow, as well as the personal responsibility to create and strengthen fundamental moral values and principals, which will remain with …

Building Trust by Communicating with Condominium Residents
Given the number of moving parts involved in the operation of a condominium corporation, communication is key to maintaining a strong relationship between the resident, board of directors, building staff and management team. Condominiums have a unique challenge to effectively blend business and community which at times can cause friction.