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Video Tip #7: Complete Small Tasks


This video expands on this weeks Re-invent Your Strata tip: Complete Small Tasks

By adjusting your council’s approach to large projects you will build confidence, generate support and Re-invent Your Strata. After all, large projects are just made up of small, achievable, not at all daunting, bite-sized, tasks. Continue Reading…

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MiCasa – Strata Projects, More About The Journey Than The Destination.

Re-invent Your Strata, Tip #7: Complete Small Tasks

Last week I wrote an article on the benefits of residents working together to re-invent their strata. Within the article I used the example of building a community garden as a metaphor for creating an environment where residents can communicate, learn and understand each other better (you can read the full article).

While researching last week’s article, it occurred to me that tackling large projects like a community garden, may be daunting for strata councils and strata council members. I don’t blame you for feeling a tad faint Continue Reading…

Video Tip #6: Work Together

This video expands on this weeks Re-invent Your Strata tip: Work Together.

When your strata works together you create an environment where people can communicate, learn and start to understand each other better, all while contributing to your strata community. Now that’s Re-inventing Your Strata. Continue Reading…

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Dirty Hands Help Create The Perfect Strata Community.

Re-invent Your Strata, Tip #6: Work Together

It really gets my goat when people give nancy-fancy, fluffy, cotton-candy advice that’s supposed to change the world. However, I have to admit, this week’s tip “Work Together” is about as sickly sweet as it gets. It’s also guaranteed to Re-invent Your Strata.

I propose a love fest. A git ‘yer hands dirty task to “git” everyone working together. Continue Reading…

Video Tip #5: Find The Fun

Re-invent Your Strata, Tip #4: Find The Fun

For most people, sitting on their strata council is right up there beside root canals and colonoscopies in popularity. We need to find the fun in running our strata councils to attract new residents and fresh ideas.

Read my full article on finding the fun here.

Go ahead, have your say.
Does this article make you think of one of your own strata experiences? We’d love to get your feedback.

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Comparing Strata Councils to Colonoscopies, But In a Good Way…

Re-invent Your Strata, Tip #5: Find The Fun

There’s no doubt about it, running a strata is serious stuff. There are laws and property acts to navigate, conflicts to mediate, bills to pay and maintenance plans to oversee. It’s little wonder that residents sink back in their seats and won’t make eye contact during “elect a council time”.

I don’t blame the residents. Continue Reading…

Video Tip #4: Don’t Forget Renters

Re-invent Your Strata, Tip #4: Don’t Forget Renters

Why are some owners hell-bent on excluding renters from strata communities? Learn how respecting renters will give valuable perspective and re-invent your strata. Continue Reading…

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Respecting Renters Gives Valuable Perspective and Creates Community.

Re-invent Your Strata, Tip #4: Don’t Forget Renters

We’ve all been renters at some stage, so why are some owners hell-bent on excluding renters from strata communities?

Sure, there are some legal arguments that, amongst other things, limit the responsibilities of renters, and then there’s the “high turnover” argument.

I just don’t buy these arguments. Continue Reading…