Community

Minimalism improves community environment

Minimalism improves the the encironment.

What is minimalism? Minimalism is a tool which can assist your community in finding more freedom. Freedom from fear, worry, overwhelm, guilt and even mental health issues. Freedom from the clutter and trappings of the consumer culture we have built our lives around over the years. It does not mean there is anything inherently wrong…

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Declining population future outlook

Do not suffer a declining population

Some communities defy declining population Larger well-managed inland centres are enjoying growth and prosperity. Rural and remote towns need little reminding of their declining population. It is on the slide as big cities, inland centres, and coastal lifestyle hubs expand. However, some are bucking the trend. Some places are matching the population growth of major regional…

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Community leadership needs improvement

Community leadership takes on many forms.

Putting a focus on regional community leadership You will often hear people talking about how regional, rural and remote communities are in desperate need of good leaders. While there have been many changes in how community development should be approached, one thing has become abundantly clear, community leadership is critical. Accountability is becoming the big…

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Future communities require change

The future communities are here, don't waste it.

You can be sure the future communities will be different Ten years from now, how much will energy cost? What will happen with the climate? Most importantly, will you be more satisfied with your community and your role in it? Perhaps it is time for you to pack your bags for the future communities? Years…

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Expert knowledge builds communities

Expert knowledge builds communities.

If you have expert knowledge of an exciting community subject, use it Do not leave people wondering what you were trying to achieve when you visited their town? People want and expect expert knowledge. The knowledge they can discuss, and the more this is true, the more your ideas and expert knowledge will get shared.…

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Working effectively among community stakeholders

Working effectively reduces stress

Ways of working effectively with community stakeholders Skills development along with the use of productivity tools and processes is an essential aspect of creating a productive working relationship, and working effectively with community stakeholders. Just because you possess the skills does not guarantee you will get the results you are seeking. Community members need to…

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Complaints require positive action

Complaints can lead to a better understanding.

Complaints can be your best source of information about problems and frustrations Yes, welcome complaints to achieve a balanced understanding of what is happening in the community. Sure, there will never be enough money or time to adequately address every complaint you receive. But, you can certainly get things moving in the right direction. Complaining about…

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Business case needs one-page simplicity

A business case clarifies communications.

Keep the business case simple, so other’s will understand No one ever said it was easy to write a successful business case. Whether you are starting a new business, securing funding for expansion or a  new product launch, there will always be asking yourself if the whole project is worthwhile. Instead of giving up, keep…

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Improving teams capacity building

Improving teams productivity enhances capacity.

Improving your capacity High productivity does not have to be complicated when looking at improving teams capacity. You do not need to start by attending elaborate courses, implementing fancy systems or spend months reading time management books. Adjusting old work habits could be the best place to start. In my many years of experience, I…

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Community ecosystem engagement

Community ecosystem needs fertiliser.

Becoming involved with the community ecosystem Who will help you to improve your community ecosystem and who will not? Understanding the mindset of the people when it comes to improving their community ecosystem is critical. Like any ecosystem your community ecosystem needs fertiliser and to be treated with respect. Just because you are dealing with…

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