One of the fundamental components of strong leadership is a deep-seeded understanding that leaders lead people, not tasks or projects. And while financial performance is, of course, an important part of your property management company’s longevity, it’s the employees that actually drive success. It makes perfect sense, then, that people should be the primary focus of your leadership approach. When leaders help others, everybody wins.
For several years now the term “big data” has become quite the buzzword. But what, exactly, does this term mean and, more importantly, how does it specifically impact your business? The property management industry, like so many others, is one in which mountains of information and data sets are gathered every day. The key is extracting what’s valuable out of that data and leveraging it to your advantage. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Here are a few tips to help you master the big data phenomenon like a pro.
As a leader in the property management industry, you are already well aware of and probably play a significant role in the organizational goals that include revenue growth. Sometimes this can seem much easier said than done, especially given the amount of competition within the current marketplace. But with numbers to crunch and objectives to meet, there’s little time to waste pondering your options. Here are a few areas of opportunity to consider that may help fast track your company’s success.
Every savvy business professional knows that keeping customers happy is a critical component of success. But what happens when something goes wrong, like an unexpected delay? Is there a way you can still salvage that relationship? In most cases, the answer is yes – provided you adequately manage the client’s expectations.
It happens to the best businesses from time to time. Those growth strategies you’ve got in place may have helped bring you to your goals, but then things just sort of leveled out after a while. It’s certainly ok to hit an occasional plateau but remaining in a holding pattern for too long could leave you behind the times and struggling against your competition. If your property management organization is currently circling its proverbial wagons, here are a few strategies to get things moving in the right direction once again.
We’ve all heard the mumblings. Millennials are lazy and entitled. Baby Boomers are technologically inept and unwilling to learn new things. Generational biases like this are alive and well in today’s workplace and when they are allowed to fester, they can stifle innovation and stagnate growth. Yet for many of us, these assumptions are ingrained in who we are. If we’re not careful, they can become a knee-jerk reaction with negative consequences for the business. To keep generational biases out of your property management firm, here are five things every leader will need to do.
What does it take to run a successful property management company? While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, there are certain similarities that can be drawn from those firms that have established themselves as industry leaders. If you want to know the secrets to achieving the same degree of success for your own business, here are a few areas where you may want to focus your efforts.
“We become what we repeatedly do.” ~ Sean Covey
Few things sabotage a person’s productivity more than bad habits. They slow you down, get in the way of other important tasks, rob you over your focus, impact creativity and performance and cause any number of other negative effects. The worse part about bad habits is that, in many cases, the person practicing them isn’t even cognitive of the problem. Meanwhile they’re left wondering at the end of the day why they never seem to get much done. Could this be happening to you in your property management career? Here are five common productivity-killing habits to watch for.
Whether you are just starting out in the property management industry or you’ve been in the business for decades, there are plenty of ways to get up to speed on how to successfully run a company in today’s digital age. Thanks to the many available tools and ever-improving technology, optimizing your organization so that it runs like a well-oiled machine and remains as competitive as possible has never been easier. It’s really just about knowing how to approach things and which direction to focus your efforts.