Our latest #AptChat was a Free-For-All Friday, which means you set the topics, you asked the questions. We covered everything from friendships with residents to workplace bullying and social media. Check out the highlights below.
Question 1: Should property managers, leasing agents & maintenance techs create friendships with their residents?
@aptchat I don’t think they should create friendships past hanging out during resident activities/ friendly convos in the office. #AptChat — Laramar Group (@LaramarGroup) October 26, 2012
A1: I would say no, but with on-site managers and maintenance you will have those relationships be established over time. #aptchat — Paul Petersen (@ptothesquared) October 26, 2012
@aptchat it can by establishing a policy and corporate culture that does not tolerate friendship with your residents.#aptChat — Jolene Sopalski (@FLYLeasingIdeas) October 26, 2012
Question 2: How do you deal with workplace bullying?
@aptchat @30lines How do you deal with work place bullying? #AptChat
— Jolene Sopalski (@FLYLeasingIdeas) October 26, 2012
@aptchat @flyleasingideas this happens more often then not. So many people just ignore the bullying by leaving.#AptChat
— MaysonetGroup,LLC (@MaysonetGroup) October 26, 2012
@30lines I think this is bigger then many even realize, needs to be more training on how to deal with bullying and what bullying is.#AptChat — MaysonetGroup,LLC (@MaysonetGroup) October 26, 2012
Managers can step in and squash any bullying behavior of residents toward onsite team. I’ve done it many times for my onsite teams. #AptChat — Mindy Sharp (@MsMin) October 26, 2012
Question 3: How do you feel about content marketing and social media?
@digitalsherpas #aptchat social media is truly connecting us. Makes gatherings easier. Emerg notifications more convenient.
— Amanda Kitts (@gotrent0719) October 26, 2012
@gotrent0719 Apt industry is way behind in social media and technology, but there a good companies doing great things. #aptchat
— Paul Petersen (@ptothesquared) October 26, 2012
Now it’s your turn…should staff be allowed to create friendships with residents? What are ways to deal with workplace bullying? Leave a comment with your input.
Next week we’ll discuss the latest trends in content marketing. Join us on Friday, November 2 at 4 pm EST!